After having dropped off for a month, CUNA's Credit Union Legislative Action Council is again on the list of top of the top 20 donors to federal candidates, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Within two weeks of the ascension of Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) to the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee,
Within two weeks of Rep. Sander Levin's (D-Mich.), ascension to the chairmanship of the House Ways and Committee last month, the political action committees of CUNA and NAFCU each donated $1,000 to his campaign.
In a year when many incumbent officeholders are about as popular as Yankee fans in Fenway Park, several key supporters of credit unions will be fighting for their political lives this year.
The campaign giving patterns of CUNA and NAFCU in February could be best described as the calm before the proverbial storm.
National party committees and senior lawmakers on the committees that oversee credit unions are among the recipients of contributions from the political action committees of CUNA and NAFCU.
CUNA's political action committee remained among the 20 biggest donors last year, with $1.1 million in contributions to federal candidates and committees, according to data filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
For CUNA's political action committee, Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) is still the one.