Mid-term Support for Candidates Covered by Washington Publications

CUNA support for credit union-friendly candidates in this year’s mid-term election was covered by two Washington, D.C. publications Wednesday. CUNA announced several independent expenditures Wednesday, which follows a similar announcement several weeks ago, part of the $7 million CUNA is investing in this year’s mid-terms.

The Hill highlighted digital, television and radio ads purchased by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), the CUNA-League System’s political action committee (PAC) in support of several incumbents on both sides of the aisle.

These include Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).

“The common thread through all of these are incumbents that have been strong champions for credit unions on the issues and need the help,” Trey Hawkins, CUNA’s vice president of political affairs, told The Hill.

Politico also covered (subscribers only) CUNA’s efforts backing candidates from both parties who will be in tight races come Nov. 6