The country's anti-Washington mood will cause the industry's largest trade group to rely more on state-level lobbyists to push its agenda to the 104th Congress.

"These are not people who are fond of Washington," said Jeanne-Marie Murphy, a lobbyist in the Credit Union National Association's Washington office, of the 83 new lawmakers in both chambers of Congress. Because of the "nature of the new Congress, state leagues will have a greater role," she said.

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