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."

Subscribe Now

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the credit union industry

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.