Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

Washington
Bachus Bonner win Alabama primaries
WASHINGTON (3/15/12)--House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who was supported in part by credit union sponsored radio advertisements, easily won his U.S. House district Republican primary this week and will now run for reelection to his House seat this November.

Bachus, who has served in the House since 1993, gained 59% of the vote. His nearest challenger, state Sen. Scott Beason, received 27% of the vote. Bachus would have had to face his nearest challenger if he did not win 50% of the primary vote.

Rep. Bachus is heavily favored to win the general election in his conservative district this fall. The Alabama congressman faced a tough Republican primary fight, and the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) backed Bachus by running rush-hour radio ads in the days leading up to Tuesday's primary. The ads ran in Alabama's sixth congressional district, which includes Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and a portion of the state capitol, Montgomery. (See March 14 News Now story: CUNA backs Bachus in tough primary fight)

Another Alabama congressman, Rep. Jo Bonner, also won his respective Republican primary yesterday with 56% of the vote, according to the Mobile Press-Register. CULAC and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions also supported Bonner, who will run unopposed in November.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Watching #SuperBowlXLIX this Sunday? Look for regional #creditunion #commercials @CltMetroCU @BECU @golden1cu #Seahawks #Patriots
15 hours ago
Philadelphia's American Bakery Workers FCU liquidated by @TheNCUA; @trumarkonline assumes shares
16 hours ago
More branch shutterings by @Citi: 4th-largest bank to close 10% of #Chicago area branches HT @CrainsChicago http://t.co/2vAvgucLY5
16 hours ago
56% struggle with subprime credit scores says @cfed survey HT @washingtonpost http://t.co/RHmMvuhNtw
17 hours ago
How to use social media for crisis communications Feb. 10 webinar from @SBAgov, @AgilityRecovery http://t.co/d16t8RHr7n
18 hours ago