CUNA Makes PAC Contributions

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CUNA said it contributed a total of $105,000 to the Republican and Democratic parties last month, the trade association's annual donations to the two parties. Separate checks of $15,000 each went to the Republican Governor's Association, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Republican National Committee, as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. CUNA contributes the maximum $15,000 to each of the committees every year, making a total of $210,000 going to the groups in the current 2005-2006 election cycle. CUNA also made contributions last month to: The House Conservatives Fund, $5,000; Jeff Lamberti, Republican president of the Iowa Senate, running for the House $3,000; Rep. Kenny Marchant, (R-TX), $2,500; Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), $2,500; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) $2,500, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), $2,500, among others.

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