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Cal Cunningham
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Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 24, 2001 – January 29, 2003
Preceded by Jim Phillips Sr.
Succeeded by Eleanor Kinnaird
Personal details
James Calvin Cunningham III

(1973-08-06) August 6, 1973 (age 49)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA, JD)
London School of Economics (MSc)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 2002–present
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Unit United States Army Reserve
Battles/wars Iraq War
War in Afghanistan

James Calvin Cunningham III (born August 6, 1973) is an American politician, lawyer, and veteran. He was the North Carolina State Senator from the 23rd district from 2001 to 2003. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He had an unsuccessful primary campaign for the United States Senate in the 2010 election. In 2020, Cunningham became the Democratic nominee in the 2020 Senate election.

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