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CUs look forward to future campaign chances
WASHINGTON (9/16/10)—Though the narrow primary loss of potential New Hampshire Senate seat nominee and former credit union chairman Ovide Lamontagne is a disappointment, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Senior Vice President of Political Affairs Richard Gose said that CUNA “look(s) forward to finding similar opportunities with other candidates in the future.” Lamontagne, who led St. Mary's Bank, the nation’s oldest credit union, fell 1,600 votes short of Republican primary opponent and former New Hampshire state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte. “As a former chairman of a credit union, he was committed to credit unions and their needs; we are committed to helping those who understand and commit themselves to credit unions,” Gose added. The Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) contributed $5,000 to Lamontagne’s campaign and ran a series of statewide radio ads supporting Lamontagne as the election came to a close. Credit union-backed candidates came out on top in several other electoral contests. Former District of Columbia city councilman Vincent Gray, who was backed by the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association, defeated incumbent Adrian Fenty for the Democratic mayoral nomination. Julie Lassa (D) and Carolyn Maloney (D), who also had credit union backing, won their respective primary contests in Wisconsin and New York.


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