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WASHINGTON-CUNA’s political arm, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, made large contributions to members of Congress on both sides of the aisle last month. CULAC maxed out with $5,000 contributions to Republicans Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and five-term representative Heather Wilson (R-N.M.). The political action committee also gave $5,000 each to Rely on Your Beliefs, the leadership PAC for House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and TOMPAC, Ways and Means Committee Member Tom Reynold’s (R-N.Y.) PAC. On the Democratic side, CULAC contributed $4,000 to Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), who earlier this month won a special election to her husband’s seat after he died Jan. 1. It also gave $5,000 to Senator Ben Nelson (D-Fla.) and House Financial Services Committee Members Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and David Scott (D-Ga.). In all, CULAC took in $80,576.71 during the month of February and made contributions to candidates totaling nearly $100,000. CULAC ended the month with $412,462.97 on hand.

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