Super Tuesday’s primary election saw multiple credit union-supported Congressional candidates progress to the general election as their party’s nominee for the November 3rd general election. States holding primary contests Tuesday included Alabama, Arkansas, California, North Carolina and Texas.
CULAC, CUNA and its League partners supported a combined 96 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate on the ballot in those states. Of those, 94 have successfully advanced, with two candidates’ races to be called. In these outstanding races, each credit union-supported candidate leads in their respective tallies.
Among closely watched races involving incumbents, CULAC and the Cornerstone Credit Union League supported veteran Republican lawmaker Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12). Granger has a history of supporting credit unions and succeeded in a primary challenge by former technology executive Chris Putnam. CULAC and CCUL also supported Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), who advanced over progressive attorney Jessica Cisneros. Cuellar is a longtime champion of credit union issues.
Notable open seat wins include
Races that have yet to be called, but where credit union-backed candidates are leading, include:
Previously, CUNA backed Wisconsin state Senator Tom Tiffany (R) in his primary for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, a seat recently vacated after the resignation of Rep. Sean Duffy in September.
CUNA recently announced it will spend a record $7 million in the 2020 election cycle to support congressional candidates on both sides of the aisle.
To date, 100% of CUNA-supported candidates have been successful in primary contests called.