2020 election efforts continue as Beltway media highlights CU influence

October 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. media has taken notice as credit unions roll out support for candidates that champion credit union priorities prior to the Nov. 3 election. CUNA and the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, its federal PAC, have announced support for candidates on both sides of the aisle, in House and Senate races, part of an overall $7 million CUNA is on track to spend in the 2020 cycle.

CUNA has also updated to reflect every CULAC-supported candidate that will be on the ballot Nov. 3 by state, and will be updated post-election as results come in. It also features a sample of campaign ads that have run around the country.

Politico Influence broke the news of ads supporting Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Gary Peters (R-Mich.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.). Coverage included an interview with CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action Trey Hawkins.

Additional coverage included Politico’s Morning Money, Roll Call and The Hill.

CUNA announced support for Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Jared Golden (D-Maine), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) in subsequent weeks, garnering coverage in: