CUNA Pours Funds Into Congressional Primaries

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WASHINGTON -- CUNA reported Friday it is spending $107,057 on TV and radio ads over the next week to support former Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jeff Crank in next week's Republican primary for the state's Fifth Congressional District House seat. Crank is a long-time staffer for Rep. Joel Hefley, who is retiring from the Fifth District seat this year. The ads were produced by Greener and Hook of Arlington, Va. CUNA also said it paid $29,099 for a third direct mailing boosting embattled Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is facing a tough challenge in the August 8 Democratic primary by anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. CUNA spent $87,297 on three mailings last week for Lieberman, a staunch credit union supporter.

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