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WASHINGTON - (11/04/04) -- The credit union lobby weighed in onas many as 35 open House races this elections and it is expected topay dividends for years to come, with new credit union supporterspoised to join the Congress next year. Among the newcomers winningHouse seats with credit union support Tuesday are: Randy Kuhl,R-N.Y., Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Charles Dent, R-Pa., AllysonSchwartz, D-Pa., Thelma Drake, R-Va., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., ConnieMack, R-Fla., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Cathy McMorris, D-Wash., RussCarnahan, D-Mo., Dan Boren, D-Okla., Jeff Davis, R-Ky., DavidReichert, R-Wash., Jim Costa, D-Calif., Ken Marchant, R-Texas.Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas. CUNA's ChiefLobbyist John McKechnie attributed CUNA's support to new candidatesto screening by the state credit union leagues. "The leagues havedone a really good job in cultivating supporters on the state leveland helping to prepare them to go to Congress," he said.

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