Credit union supporter Wisconsin State Sen. Tom Tiffany won Tuesday’s Republican primary for the upcoming special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district. Tiffany is supported by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), the federal PAC of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and the Wisconsin Credit Union League (WCUL).
Tiffany defeated Republican challenger Army veteran Jason Church with 58% of the vote to Church’s 42%. He will face the winner of the Democratic primary, Tricia Zunker, in the May 12 special election.
The seat was previously held by Rep. Sean Duffy (R), who resigned last fall due to family health issues.
CULAC provided the maximum $5,000 contribution.
“Our candidate, Sen. Tiffany, has been a proven supporter of the credit union movement and mission,” CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action Trey Hawkins said. “We look forward to this credit union champion winning election to Congress in May.”
CULAC recently announced it will spend a record $7 million in the 2020 election cycle to support congressional candidates on both sides of the aisle.