Credit union-backed candidates saw success around the country in Tuesday’s primaries across five states, including in two notable races in Nevada. CUNA, the Nevada Credit Union League and the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), CUNA's political action committee, backed the candidates.
In the state’s 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Mark Amodei (R) easily won his primary election with 71% of the vote. Amodei, was supported by a CUNA/league partisan communication that went out to 15,000 credit union households.
Amodei, along with Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) successfully added an amendment to appropriations legislation to keep NCUA out of the appropriations process, after the initial version of the bill would have placed the agency under appropriations.
The district is considered “Solid Republican” for November’s election.
In Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, former Rep. Steven Horsford (D) won his six-way Democratic primary with 62% of the vote. He will face former Rep. Crescent Hardy (R) for the seat currently occupied by the retiring Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D).
The district is rated “Likely Democratic” for November’s election.