Oppose Credit Unions’ Support for Politicians Who Oppose Working Families’ Interests
by Randy Shannon
Most of our credit unions are members of CUNA – the Credit Union National Association. CUNA’s political action committee has donated $20,000 to right wing Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. They plan to spend another $300,000 in radio and TV adds for McConnell in hopes that he will become Senate Majority leader.
McConnell is in a tight race against Democrat Alison Grimes in Kentucky.
Please sign and circulate this petition. Contact your credit union officers and ask them to pass a resolution against this expenditure of our money.
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McConnell Bid Earns $300K CULAC Support
CUNA told CU Times on Thursday that its political action committee, CULAC, filed notice with the FEC of a $300,000 independent expenditure on behalf of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his re-election campaign.
McConnell is locked in a tight race against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-Ky.). If the current minority leader wins his midterm bid, and Republicans win a majority of Senate seats, McConnell would presumably become majority leader, setting the Senate’s agenda.
CULAC, CUNA’s PAC, has already donated $10,000 to McConnell’s campaign as well as $10,000 to his leadership PAC, according to Trey Hawkins, CUNA vice president of political affairs.
NAFCU’s PAC contributed $7,500 to McConnell, according to NAFCU Vice President of Political Affairs Katie Marisic.
CUNA plans to spend approximately $274,000 on television advertisements for McConnell and $25,000 in radio ads.
A CUNA spokesperson told CU Times they have not planned independent expenditures for additional candidates at this time.