CUNA Builds CampaignWarchest
WASHINGTON - (06/20/06) CUNA reported Monday itspolitical action committee raised $182,000 last month anddistributed $115,000, leaving it with $582,000 as the two-yearcongressional election cycle enters its fourth quarter. Among thecontributions last month was $5,000 going to Independent VermontRep. Bernard Sanders, making the maximum $10,000 contributed to theSenate campaign of the only avowed Socialist in Congress. CUNA alsocontributed $5,000 to the campaign of Democratic State Sen. PeterWelch to fill Sanders place in Vermonts only Houseseat. CUNA also contributed $5,000 to another potentialcongressional newcomer, Republican State Sen. Jim Jordan, who isrunning for the states fourth district House seat. Otherlarge contributions last month went to: Reps. John Dingell, D-Mich.($5,000); Carolyn Kilpatrick, D-Mich. ($5,000); Vern Ehlers,R-Mich. ($5,000); Vic Snyder, D-Ark. ($5,000); Jerry Weller, R-Ill.($5,000) and Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii ($4,500).