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While the political action committees of NAFCU and CUNA try to equally divvy up their contributions to Republicans and Democrats, if there are more Republicans than Democrats, Republicans will get more money and vice versa. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, based on Federal Election Commission data filed Nov. 2, 2004, CULAC had receipts totaling $3,021,183 and had spent $2,994,444. Contributions to federal candidates totaled $1,775,780 with 58% going to Republicans and 42% to Democrats. CRP also said NAFCU/PAC had taken in $324,423 as of Nov. 2 reports and spent $279,997. NAFCU/PAC contributions to candidates came to $240,800 with 52% going to Republicans and 48% to Democrats. Now with Republicans holding an even bigger edge in Congress, the contributions may start to lean even more to the GOP.

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