Thursday, August 04, 2011

Former Senate candidate deployed to Afghanistan

Cal Cunningham, a former state senator who lost a U.S. Senate primary last year, is heading to Afghanistan.

Four years ago, the Lexington Democrat, a lawyer in the Army Reserve, deployed to Iraq. A senior prosecutor, he worked out of one of Saddam Hussein's old palaces. Now he's on his way to Afghanistan.

He'll be one of two lawyers working with a special operations task force and even doing “Village Stability Operations.” He writes about the new deployment on his blog.

He'll leave his wife and two children in Lexington, including the daughter born after Sept. 11, 2001.

"We were pregnant with Caroline on that horrifying September day ten years ago," he wrote. "If I can play some small role in helping make a world safer for her and for Will – and their generation – the time will be worth it. Given the stakes for our country, I am compelled to try."

Last year Cunningham lost a Democratic Senate primary runoff to Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.


Anonymous said...

Really - "for" years ago?

Anonymous said...

Really says a lot about the depth of the Democratic Primary voters to have chosen that idiot Elaine Marshall over this guy.

Anonymous said...

Top 20 Obama WH aids get big raises in great depression. In a union?

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NPR = USA in hock 14 trill wishful thinking. Try 211.

Anonymous said...

Beware the SmartMeter

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