ICYMI — National Review: “Dem NC Senate Frontrunner Backs Lowering Tuition after Multiple Votes for Tuition Hikes”
February 18th, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a recent op-ed in the University of North Carolina’s Daily Tar Heel, Cal Cunningham advocated for lowering the cost of college tuition. The National Review today pointed out the hypocrisy of that pledge, noting that Cunningham has voted to raise college tuition three times dating back to his time as UNC’s student body president.
From the National Review:
- When Cunningham was in a position to directly affect the tuition costs at his state’s flagship university — where he served as a trustee on the school’s board thanks to his position as student-body president — he voted to raise them
It would not be the last time that Cunningham backed tuition hikes. In 2001 and 2002, during his time as a state senator, he voted for budgets that raised community-college tuition costs. The 2002 budget also raised the cost of public universities by 8 percent for in-state students and 12 percent for out-of-state students.
“Cal Cunningham is so worried about his primary against Erica Smith, that he’s tripping over his own record trying to pander to his left-wing base in everything that he does,” said Tillis campaign spokesman Andrew Romeo. “Cunningham’s hypocrisy on college tuition is just one more reason why North Carolinians can’t trust him to be their Senator.”
Read the full National Review article HERE.