NAFCU Roll Of The Dice Turns Up In OpenSeat Races

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WASHINGTON - (12/03/04) -- In a departure from its traditionalelection-eve strategy, NAFCU backed candidates in six open Houseraces in the final days leading up the elections--winning all sixof them. Federal Election Commission reports released Thursday showNAFCU made contributions to Republicans John 'Randy' Kuhl of NewYork; Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia; Thelma Drake ofVirginia; Cathy McMorris of Washington; and Charles Boustany ofLouisiana in the campaign's final two weeks. All but Boustany wereelected for the first time to Congress, and Boustany won the rightto participate in a special run-off later this month againstDemocrat Willie Mount, who is being backed by CUNA. NAFCU sets newhighs during the elections for funds raised, $326,378, andcontributions to candidates and the two major political parties,$294,522.

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