GARDNER DEFEATS UDALL IN COLORADO
With an opponent like Dodd-Frank darling and credit union pall Mark Udall it was easy for us to support Cory Gardner for the US Senate in Colorado. But as we got to know Cory and his common-sense pro-economic growth outlook we quickly realized that in this race we were not just fighting Udall, but that we were also championing a true friend of traditional banking.
"I am so grateful for groups that believed in me like Friends of Traditional Banking. They supported me in en mass at a time when I was still down in the polls." --Cory Gardner, Oct. 22, 2014
Cory Gardner (R): 49.4% Mark Udall (D): 45.2% Well done!!!
HISTORY MADE IN IOWA WITH JONI ERNST
A mom, soldier, and no-nonsense state senator, Joni Ernst shares our distaste for one-size-fits-all "solutions" from Congress that actually make it harder for our economy to grow. We were pleased to support her early on, when she was still behind in the polls, because we believed in her ability to fight for common sense and traditional banking in the United States Senate.
"Thanks to all of you we are headed to Washington," Ernst said last night, "And we are going to make 'em squeal!" Go, get 'em Joni!
Joni Ernst (R): 52.2% Bruce Braley (D): 43.7%
WINS FOR COTTON, ROBERTS, HELP LEAD TO LEADERSHIP CHANGES
In addition to supporting Gardner and Ernst, many friends of traditional banking also rallied around Senate races in Arkansas (Tom Cotton), Kansas (Pat Roberts), and Michigan (Terri Lynn Land).
Cotton and Roberts won, and along with Gardner and Ernst are part of the reason Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will no longer be Senate Majority Leader come January. With a change in leadership in the Senate, we are confident that bills important to traditional banking that have made it out of the House, will finally get a chance to see the light of day in the Senate.
ARKANSAS SENATE RACE Tom Cotton (R): 56.6% Mark Pryor (D): 39.4%
KANSAS SENATE RACE Pat Roberts (R): 53.3% Greg Orman (I): 42.5%
MICHIGAN SENATE RACE Gary Peters (D): 54.6% Terri Lynn Land (R): 41.4%