Numerous credit union-friendly candidates saw victories in Tuesday’s primary and runoff elections in multiple states. Primaries took place in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, and runoffs took place in Mississippi and South Carolina.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily won his primary election against opponent state Rep. Mike Kennedy with 73% of the vote. Romney will run in November for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R).
In Mississippi 3rd Congressional District, District Attorney Michael Guest (R) won the runoff election against Whit Hughes 65% to 35%. Guest was supported by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and the Mississippi Credit Union Association in the primary.
He will run in November to fill the seat left vacant by retiring Rep. Gregg Harper (R).
In South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, CULAC and Carolinas Credit Union League-backed state Sen. William Timmons (R) won the Republican runoff, taking 54% to opponent Lee Bright’s 46%. Timmons will run in November for the seat left open by retiring Rep. Trey Gowdy (R).
Other wins for credit union-supported candidates (in bold) include: