WASHINGTON (7/16/08)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) continued to keep credit unions in the focus of Capitol Hill Wednesday with its eighth "Power Breakfast," this called “An Insider’s Look at the Battle for Congress.” Organized by National Journal and MSNBC, co-sponsored by CUNA and other enterprises, the power breakfast series has typically attracted close to 100 Capitol Hill staffers, lobbyists and reporters. This session had an RSVP figure of 180 attendees. Today’s program spotlight the upcoming November elections and how both Democrats and Republicans will be striving for the majority in Congress amidst tight margins. Scheduled participants include:
* Glen Bolger, partner and co-founder, Public Opinion Strategies, described as a national Republican political and public affairs research firm; and * John Lapp, partner, McMahon Squier Lapp & Assoc., a Democratic media consultancy firm.
The session will be moderated by Amy Walter, editor-in-chief of “The Hotline,” with Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report, and political analyst for National Journal Group. According to CUNA Political Director Trey Hawkins, by participating in the power breakfast series, CUNA assures that "insiders from Capitol Hill and in the Washington lobbying community are seeing credit unions in the thick of the political process."