i votedAs election results have rolled in over the past 24 hours we have been thrilled to see that our two 2018 endorsed candidates BOTH WON their very close races. 

Friends do indeed stand with friends, and the amazing outpouring of support by countless friends of traditional banking around the country helped result in these BIG WINS!!!

BARR WINS IN KENTUCKY

andy barr wins
With 100% of the precincts reporting in Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District,
Rep. Andy Barr garnered 154,468 votes (51%) to win a fourth term. He defeated Democrat Amy McGrath, who had 144,730 (47.8%).

"I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of Friends of Traditional Banking and I applaud their work and effective advocacy on behalf of America's community banks and their customers," Barr said.

Kentucky bankers report to Friends of Traditional Banking that their surge of support from around the country helped make the difference in this tight race. "We are all so very grateful for your support," said Joye Hunt, an executive with PBK Bank in Stamford, Kentucky and member of FOTB's Executive Committee. "I don't think Andy would have won without FOTB's final push," she said.   

With changes coming to the U.S. House in January, Barr's strong voice on the House Financial Services Committee is more important than ever.

TESTER HOLDS ON IN MONTANA

Jon Tester winsWith 97% of precincts reporting, Senator Jon Tester claimed 237,986 (50.1%) to pull off a re-election victory over challenger Matt Rosendale, who had 223,687 (47.1%). Tester wins his third term and will continue his crucial deal-brokering role on the Senate Banking Committee.
 
"I can tell you we need to work together in this country," said Tester today. "And we need to make sure that we move forward in the way that we have the strongest middle class ever."
 
Tester understands that hurting community banks hurts their middle class employees and customers, and has been praised for helping to make the recent rollback of Dodd-Frank possible. 
 
CONGRATS SEN. TESTER & REP. BARR FROM FRIENDS OF TRADITIONAL BANKING!