ST. PAUL, Minn. (7/31/14)--On Wednesday, the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) announced its endorsement of former State Rep. Tom Emmer for the open 6th Congressional District seat. There is an Aug. 12 primary.
MnCUN Vice President-Governmental Affairs Mara Humphrey said that during his tenure in the state legislature, Emmer consistently demonstrated his support for credit unions' and their ability to serve their members.
"He has vowed to continue that support of credit unions in the 6th district and across the country if elected. Credit unions have a champion in Tom Emmer," Humphrey noted.
Emmer himself has said that credit unions offer consumers and small businesses a great
|The Minnesota Credit Union Network and member credit unions held a fundraiser for Tom Emmer (center) in June. (MnCUN Photo)|
choice for local, Main Street-focused financial services. He added, "I'm proud to have the support of the Minnesota Credit Union Network and--when serving in Washington, D.C.--will continue to work for a fair marketplace so that credit unions can continue to grow."
Emmer is running for the House seat currently filled by Rep. Michele Bachman, who announced in May that she would not seek re-election this year. Emmer, a Republican, ran for governor and narrowly lost to current Governor Mark Dayton (D) in 2010.