WASHINGTON — The Credit Union Legislative Action Council of CUNA and NAFCU/PAC are making down to the wire contributions to the coffers of credit union friendly candidates.

In the pre-general election Federal Election Commission filings, CUNA's CULAC disclosed that it made $168,853.49 in contributions to federal candidates. Among those were Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Representative Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) at $5,000 each. As things were looking brighter for the Dems in the last couple of weeks, contributions also went to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel's (D-Ill.) Our Common Values PAC ($4,000); PAC to the Future ($5,000) run by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), potential speaker of the House; and $3,000 to House Minority Whip, and likely majority leader should the Democrats win control, Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

NAFCU/PAC also seemed to take note of the Democrats' momentum. The largest contributions, according to the PAC's pre-general filings, went to Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), expected Democratic leader on the Senate Banking Committee; Congressman Ben Cardin (D-Md.) who is running for the retiring Paul Sarbanes seat ($2,000); original CURIA sponsor Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) ($2,000); and likely House Financial Services Committee Chairman–should the Dems take control–Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

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