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.
Credit Union PACs went three for four in the House.
Credit unions and their PACs were winners in the 2012 elections.
Rep. Larry Kissell loses to former congressional chief of staffer Richard Hudson in Tarheel State.
Nuclear waste and excessive government spending are often considered net negatives, but both subjects helped CUNA win awards from the professional society of political consultants.
CUNA and NAFCU's PACs supported more winners than losers in the midterm elections, yet CUs still lost some key allies.
As credit union executives were hiking the Hill this week during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, their efforts did not go unnoticed by many lawmakers.