Neophyte Candidates Win CUSupport

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WASHINGTON - (10/20/04) -- CUNA focused much of its campaignresources on helping newcomers' efforts to get to Congress. Elevenneophyte congressmen-to-be received support from CUNA's politicalaction campaign last month, as the race for Congress wound down toelection day. They included former professional basketball scoutJon Jennings who is running against five-term incumbent JohnHostettler, R-Ind., one of only eight House members to vote againstHR 1151, the CU Membership Access Act, at least the second timecredit unions have tried to unseat Hostettler. The $1,000contribution to Jennings was one of several made last month tonewcomers. Others went to Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., son of former Sen.Jean Carnahan ($5,000); Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who defeatedcredit union-backed candidate David Huffman in the primary($10,000); Joe Schwarz, R-Mich., who defeated a credit union-backedcandidate in the primary ($5,000); Thomas Price, R-Ga. ($5,000);Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. ($5,000); Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.($5,000); Charles Dent, R-Pa. ($5,000); Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa.($5,000); Gwendolynne Moore, D-Wis. ($3,000); Jim Costa, D-Calif.($1,500); and Willie Mount, D-La., ($1,000).

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