WASHINGTON-Despite the increasingly negative tone of politics and campaigns, credit unions have striven to stay positive, but that doesn't mean they're afraid of getting their hands a little dirty.
"For us, it's not about conservatives or liberals or which party. For us, the ideal outcome is getting more credit union advocates in office, and it really is bipartisan," said Katie Marisic, NAFCU's director of political affairs. "Bank Transfer Day is seen as liberal, but on the other hand, we see conservative support on interchange issues. [NAFCU's political donations] are pretty close to 50/50 on who gets our support."