5 Credit Union-Backed Candidates Win Tuesday

July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022
Washington, D.C.

Credit union champions defended their seats against primary challengers in congressional races throughout Maryland Tuesday. Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and state leagues have backed 222 credit union proponents this cycle with a 98% success rate. 

Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and the Maryland & DC Credit Union Association backed the following candidates: 

  • Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen won his primary against Michelle Smith. 
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-08, defeated Andalib Odulate and will face Andrés Garcia in the general election. 
  • Democrat Rep. Kweisi Mfume beat three challengers in the 7th district.  
  • Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer won in the 5th district.  
  • Rep. Charles Albert “Dutch” Ruppersberger, D-02, defeated three challengers.  

CULAC and the Leagues continue to play important roles supporting candidates in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington for the August 2 primaries. 

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.     

To find your polling location and more, visit To see all CULAC-supported candidates and track primary successes, visit   


About CUNA:           
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 130 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit

Kandie Stroud
CUNA Communications