WASHINGTON (10/27/15)--According to the latest rankings by the Center for Responsive Politics, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) was ranked the largest trade association political action committee (PAC), and fifth-largest PAC nationally, in terms of direct giving to candidates.
CULAC has raised just more $1.7 million for the 2016 election cycle.
As the federal PAC of CUNA, CULAC supports credit union-friendly candidates across both sides of the aisle. In July the consulting firm APCO Worldwide named CUNA as one of the top trade associations in terms of bipartisan advocacy.
In the 2016 election season, 51% of CULAC’s funds have gone to Republicans and 49% to Democrats.
Last year, Roll Call highlighted CULAC as one of its top five most-active PACs for the month of May and by far the most bipartisan, with 50.39% of contributions going to Republican candidates and 49.46% going to Democratic candidates.
CULAC raised $4.43 million in the 2013-14 election cycle, including more than $3 million in direct contributions in 396 races, with only one candidate per race receiving support. Credit union-supported candidates saw a 92% success rate in the November 2014 election.