CUNA's political action committee made more than $100,000 worth of independent expenditures this week, bringing its total since September to $837,328, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
The Credit Union Legislative Action Council spent $52,260 on the production and postage of mailings on behalf of Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), who is being challenged by GOP state Rep. Scott Bruun.
CULAC spent $30,000 to buy radio advertisements on behalf of GOP state Rep. Cory Gardner, who is challenging freshman Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Col.).
The PAC also spent $19,885 to buy television ads on behalf of Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) who is facing a difficult challenge from GOP state Rep. Kristi Noem.
CULAC had made independent expenditures, which cannot be coordinated with the campaigns, on behalf of all three candidates earlier this fall.