CUNA is backing Marcy Kaptur over Dennis Kucinich in the Democratic primary race for the newly formed Ninth Congressional District in Ohio.
Back in 2009, voters’ views on the safety and soundness of credit unions and banks were nearly even.
For the first time this year, an equal number of registered voters said they considered credit unions better than banks as a place to put a day-to-day checking and savings account.
If money really does talk, then CUNA and NAFCU have been doing the financial equivalent of vocal exercises. The political action committees of both groups each ended last year with six-figure amounts in their coffers, as they gear up for an election year that features a large number of competitive races...
CUNA, NAFCU spread donations across parties, chambers.
Wait till next year. That’s the motto of fans whose teams have a disappointing season, and it’s also sums up the political strategies of CUNA and NAFCU.
The sluggish economy caused CUNA and NAFCU PACs to raise less money, but they each had very different spending patterns during last year's campaigns.
As the credit union industry heads toward the largest conference of the year, CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, it's important to think about the significance of grassroots.
Listen to an audio file of CUNA's political strategists discussing the results of the elections and the role their trade association's political action committee played in helping credit union supporters on the campaign trail.
CUNA and NAFCU's PACs supported more winners than losers in the midterm elections, yet CUs still lost some key allies.