All 14 credit union-supported candidates won their primaries Tuesday in Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin. Tuesday’s results bring the total number of wins for credit union-backed candidates to 314 (out of 325 elections).
Candidates are supported by state Leagues and CUNA’s federal political action committee, the Credit Union Legislation Action Council.
Among the winners Tuesday are Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), who took more than 86% of the vote against four other challengers. Smith has sponsored credit union modernization legislation recently, in addition to supporting other credit union priorities. She will face Republican challenger Jason Lewis in November.
In Wisconsin’s 5th District, Republican State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald defeated challenger Clifford DeTemple with 78% of the vote. Fitzgerald will run in November for the seat currently held by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R), who announced his retirement.
Keep up with the latest in credit union-supported candidates at CUNA.org/elections.
CUNA’s CreditUnionsVote.com is being continuously updated with the latest information for voters for November’s election, including lists of candidates, polling places, early voting information and more.