RALEIGH, N.C. -- Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark is endorsing former North Carolina state Sen. Cal Cunningham in his bid for a seat in Washington.
Clark said in a letter to supporters Monday that Cunningham is "beyond a doubt the best candidate" to challenge North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. Cunningham is locked in a primary campaign with other Democrats including Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Chapel Hill attorney Ken Lewis.
Cunningham is an Army veteran who served in Iraq. Clark says the former state lawmaker's time in the military would help him bring a unique perspective to policy making in Washington.
Cunningham said he was humbled to receive the endorsement. Clark was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for NATO from 1997 to 2000.
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