The CUNA-League system helped to elect a credit union-friendly majority in the 117thCongress, despite a number of races not being called as of midnight (ET) Wednesday. CUNA.org/elections will be updated with results of all 406 races involving credit union-backed starting Wednesday afternoon and will be updated until all races are called.
“Credit unions made their voices heard during an extremely important election and now we’ve got our work cut out for us in the next Congress as we work to ensure credit unions remain a vital part of the economic recovery,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We congratulate the members of the next Congress, and CUNA and Leagues will be engaging with them soon.”
In over 400 races, more than 40 of which were open seats, credit unions have seen a 90% success rate among races called as of late Tuesday. CUNA, and its federal PAC the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, spent $7 million this cycle in support of candidates on both sides of the aisle, including $3 million spent on political advertising to support eleven credit union champions in especially tight races.
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