CUNA Builds Ties With FreshmanLawmakers
WASHINGTON - (04/21/05) -- CUNA said it made $211,000 incampaign contributions last month, the highest since the peak oflast fall's elections. Much of the contributions went to helpdevelop or cement ties with newly elected House members, including:John Kuhl, R-N.Y. ($1,000); Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa. ($1,000); JimCosta, D-Calif. ($1,000); G.K. Butterfield, R-N.C. ($1,000); GeoffDavis, R-Ky. ($1,000); Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. ($1,000); MelissaBean, D-Ill. ($1,000); Bobby Jindahl, R-La. ($1,000): CharlieMelancon, D-La. ($1,000); Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla. $500);and Cathy McMorris, R-Wash. ($500). The biggest contributions lastmonth went to: Sens. Jon Kyle, R-Ariz. ($5,000); Orrin Hatch,R-Utah ($5,000); Kay Hutchison, R-Texas ($5,000); George Allen,R-Va. ($5,000); Reps. Tom DeLay, R-Texas ($5,000); Ben Chandler,D-Ky. ($5,000); Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. ($5,000); WilliamJefferson, D-La. ($5,000); Brad Sherman, D-Calif. ($5,000); NancyPelosi, D-Calif. ($5,000); and Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio ($5,000).CUNA also made contributions to several leadership PACs, includingPAC to the Future, House Minority Leader's Nancy Pelosi's PAC($5,000); the Blue Dog PAC to elect for centrists Democrats($5,000); and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's Volunteer PAC($1,000).