Credit union-backed candidates win primaries, runoffs Tuesday

June 22, 2022

Eleven credit union-friendly candidates won primary races in Virginia and primary runoff elections in Alabama and Georgia Tuesday. The Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and state leagues have backed 187 credit union proponents this cycle with a 98% success rate.

CULAC and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) played an important role in the following runoff races:

  • Republican Katie Britt won the state’s Republican Senate primary against Rep. Mo Brooks with 64.8% of the vote. Britt previously led the Business Council of Alabama and served as chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby.
    • CUNA and LSCU sponsored a six-figure targeted member communication campaign urging 150,000 credit union members to vote for Britt. This was CUNA’s first political expenditure in the 2022 election cycle outside of CULAC donations.
  • Republican Dale Strong took 62.8% of the vote to beat Casey Wardynski in the runoff for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District race to replace Brooks.
  • In Georgia, Republicans Rich McCormick (6th Congressional District) and Mike Collins (10th Congressional District) prevailed their respective runoffs with 68% of the vote and 75% of the vote, respectively.

CULAC and the Virginia Credit Union League also backed seven successful candidates in Virginia.

CULAC is one of the five largest trade association PACs and among the most bipartisan PACs in the country. CULAC works with state leagues to identify, vet, and back congressional candidates who support credit unions and the CUNA-League system’s efforts to promote financial well-being for all.