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Senates Hatch among CU-backed primary winners
WASHINGTON (6/28/12)--Credit union-backed candidates took part in many primary contests this week, and Tuesday's results were mostly positive for credit unions, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Vice President of Political Affairs Trey Hawkins said.

In one of Tuesday's highest profile contests, six-term incumbent Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) defeated his Republican primary opponent, former Utah State Sen. Dan Liljenquist, by winning 67% of votes cast. Hatch, who is the highest ranking minority member on the Senate Finance Committee, was supported by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and Utah credit unions. Hatch will face another former state senator, Scott Howell (D), this fall, but Hatch is widely expected to retain his seat.

Another credit union- and CULAC-backed incumbent, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), also won his primary contest with more than 60% of the vote. Lamborn defeated community bank vice chairman Robert Blaha, and he may not face a Democratic opponent in November. He is expected to retain his seat, which represents a heavily Republican district encompassing Colorado Springs, Colo., and surrounding suburbs.

New York State Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who was also supported by CULAC, fell short in his House primary contest. Fellow Assemblywoman Grace Meng defeated Lancman to win the Democratic nomination, and will face Dan Halloran (R) for the right to take on Rep. Gary Ackerman's U.S. House seat next year. Ackerman, who has represented portions of Long Island and Queens for 15 terms, is not running for re-election.


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