CU-backed primary candidates see wins in Idaho, Pa.

May 16, 2018

Credit union-supported candidates saw success in several states during Tuesday’s primary elections, including in competitive races in Idaho and Pennsylvania.

The seat representing Idaho’s 1st Congressional District will be open in November, as incumbent Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) is running for governor.

Credit union-backed former State Sen. Russ Fulcher won the Republican primary with 58% of the vote, and is favored in November’s election to represent the heavily Republican district.

Fulcher is supported by the Northwest Credit Union Association and the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), CUNA’s political action committee.

Other wins by credit union-backed candidates Tuesday in open or competitive races include:

  • Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser won the Republican primary for the vacant seat representing Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District. Meuser took 53% of the vote, while the second and third place finishers received 24% and 23%, respectively. Meuser was supported by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and CULAC;
  • Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) won his primary race with 58% of the vote, and will run in November to represent the state’s 11th Congressional District; and
  • Pennsylvania State Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R), won his primary race, receiving 55% of the vote to opponent Rick Saccone’s 45%. Reschenthaler has been a strong credit union supporter from his time in the state senate, and will be favored in November in the Republican-leading 14th Congressional District.