Cal Cunningham is running to unseat Thom Tillis (R).
Cunningham is a decorated veteran (Source: Wikipedia), with a BA and JD from UNC, Chapel Hill, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
He is a veteran who did two active duty tours in the Army Reserve, including Iraq, and was awarded the Army Gen. MacArthur Leadership Award. He has served in the NC State Assembly, the NC Governor's Banking Commission and the Crime Commission.
He's currently a Vice President with WasteZero, an environmental services company that works to reduce waste and save money. He has received numerous awards including a Marshall Memorial Fellowship, and a Pro Bono Impact Award from Legal Aid. Previously, he served as an intern for former US Senator Carl Levin (D). Cunningham won the NC Democratic primary and is on the ballot for November.