Candidates backed by CUNA, credit unions win primaries in NM, MD

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020
Washington, DC

Lauren Williams
CUNA Communications

Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), CUNA’s federal political action committee, and its League partners supported 39 candidates from eight states during Tuesday’s primary elections, most of whom won their respective party nominations for Congress. Ballots in several states are still coming through in several races, as of Wednesday morning. 

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D) won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from New Mexico and attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez (D) won 42% of the vote in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. The two candidates were supported by CULAC and the Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM), CULAC supported their campaigns.

In Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D) was on the Democratic primary ballot for a full-term next Congress. Following his special election win on April 28 to fill the vacant seat of the late Elijah Cummings, Mfume saw a win in his race with 81% of the vote. CULAC partnered with the Maryland D.C. Credit Union Association (MDCCUA) to support Mfume in his race.

To view the results of CULAC-backed candidates in all 2020 Congressional primaries held to date, visit  For more information on where to vote or for mail-in ballot information, please visit


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