Congressional Leaders Get CUBacking

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WASHINGTON - (09/21/05) -- CUNA made $99,000 in congressionalcampaign contributions last month, most of it targeted at House andSenate leaders, or lawmakers sponsoring credit union-favoredlegislation. The largest contributions in August went to: HouseMajority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas ($5,000); Senate Majority WhipMitch McConnell, R-Ky. ($5,000); to the Keep Our Majority PAC,operated by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. ($5,000); and theGrowth and Prosperity PAC, operated by Financial ServicesSubcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus, R-Ala. ($3,000). Alsoreceiving $5,000 contributions were, Rep. Chris Chocola, R-Ind..;Florida State Rep. Nancy Detert, a Republican running for the Houseseat held by Katherine Harris, who is running for the Senate.; andOhio State Rep. Chuck Blasdel, a Republican running for the Houseseat being vacated by Ted Strickland, the Democrat who is runningfor Governor. CUNA also donated $2,000 to the campaign for Rep. JebHensarling, the Texas Republican who drafted the pending regulatoryrelief bill.

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