CUNA Cracks The List Of Top CampaignContributors

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WASHINGTON - (04/21/05) -- CUNA's political actioncommittee--known as CU Legislative Council--made a total of $3.3million in political contributions, including $2 million toindividual congressional campaigns in the 2003-2004 elections,ranking it number 11 among all contributors, according to a newlist compiled by the Federal Elections Commission. The leadingcredit union PAC also raised a new high of $3.5 million during thetwo-year election cycle, putting it seventh among all trade groups.The only special interests ahead of CUNA on funds raised were: theNRA ($12.8 million); National Realtors Association ($7.7 million);Trial Lawyers of America ($6.4 million); Automobile DealersAssociation ($4.7 million; American Medical Association ($4.3million); and the National Right to Life Association ($4.2million). The American Bankers Association, which runs the biggestbank PAC, was number 13 at $2.6 million raised.

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