The 2012 elections came and went, but the Republican revolution never showed. Democrat Barack Obama will return to the White House for four more years, and the Democrats not only retained control of the Senate, they picked up another seat.
Credit union member business lending made a to-do list published Nov. 5 by the National Journal that originated from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) office.
A roundup of Nov. 6 results from the credit union industry perspective.
CUNA’s political team harnessed the power of nice and the credit union member vote in two key races, spending nearly half a million PAC dollars on positive partisan communications that the trade association’s leaders say is the wave of the future.
If a credit union offers voter registration and the law doesn’t allow the registrars to hand out literature from a candidate who’s a good friend of credit unions, for example, why bother?
WASHINGON — Election year partisanship and controversy largely elbowed credit union topics off the agenda on the first day of NAFCU's 2012 Congressional Caucus. The annual event began Sept. 12, right at the beginning of a short congressional session before legislators head home to campaign for the November elections.
Credit union consultant, blogger and Capitol Hill veteran Marvin Umholtz said the nation’s growing political divide is apparent among credit union leaders and fuels comments he receives from his readers and colleagues.