YOU made a difference this election!

Thanks to YOU and thousands of Friends of Traditional Banking, we successfully targeted hundreds of thousands of dollars into some of the most important races in the country. AND IT WORKED!  Consider:
  • In the most expensive race in Iowa history, FOTB helped Senator Joni Ernst win her historic reelection with 51.8% of the vote. Mike Olson with Lincoln Savings Bank and our Banker Board member from Iowa reports that "Joni is very appreciative of the nationwide support that Friends of Traditional Banking provided in this hard won election. FOTB definitely helped to tip the scales and sent a true friend of traditional community banking back to the Senate to fight for our interests.”
  • In North Carolina where 93% is reporting, our endorsed candidate Senator Thom Tillis is leading 2,640,381 to 2,543,693. "I so appreciate Friends of Traditional Banking for getting involved in our race," Tillis told our members in a Zoom chat last month. "It's going to be close, and your involvement could make the difference." Boy was he right! We'll continue to closely watch this.
Many have asked us how the other seven races that were in our Top Ten fared. Here's what we know as of today:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) WIN 51.1% to 42.3%
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) WIN 55% to 45%
Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA25) TOO CLOSE TO CALL 50% to 50% w/ 80% reporting
Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ3) WIN 54.3% to 44.6%
Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT4) TOO CLOSE TO CALL 47.2% to 48% w/ 77% reporting
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) WIN 58.2% to 37.8%
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) LOSS 48.3% to 51.7%
Also of note from my home state of Kentucky is a candidate FOTB endorsed last cycle:
Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY6) WIN 57.9% to 40.4%
We'll update you next week as votes continue to be counted. Senator Tillis is anxious to continue his good work on the Senate Banking Committee, and with extreme elements in Congress wanting a national banking system and other disastrous ideas, such friends are needed more than ever.
With gratitude,
Joye Hunt
Chairwoman, Friends of Traditional Banking
Stanford, Kentucky
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Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort organized by bankers in 2012 to improve the political and regulatory environment for the traditional banking industry in the U.S. FOTB is the inverse of a PAC--instead of spreading a little bit of money to a lot of campaigns, they focus a lot of money on a couple of key campaigns.