In explaining why he was against offshore drilling in North Carolina, Cal Cunningham said he was worried that the state's coast could be ruined.
"If you've been swimming in the Gulf of Mexico where they do drill, you come out covered in oil," Cunningham said.
Your blogger is a Louisiana native with relatives on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and a frequent visitor to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Dome has never emerged from the Gulf of Mexico covered in oil.
Is the claim accurate? No
UPDATE: A Cunningham spokeswoman says that he was referring to the swimming near Galveston, Texas. Dome has never been swimming there, and cannot vouch for the quality of the water.