The American Bankers Association, in partnership with the California Bankers Association, today announced that it is releasing digital ads in support of Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.). The announcements — the fifth and sixth ad buys made by ABA in this election cycle — represent the association’s continued commitment to expanding the banking industry’s political engagement and growing a bipartisan, consensus-minded, pro-banking bench in Congress.
The ad supporting Denham emphasizes his support for California farmers, small businesses and veterans. “Jeff Denham believes in pro-growth policies and commonsense rules that allow banks to better serve their customers,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Having served 16 years in the military and seven more in Congress, Denham has proven to be a true public servant, and we are pleased to stand alongside California bankers in supporting his re-election.”
Meanwhile, the ad supporting Correa will appear in English, Spanish and Vietnamese and focuses on his willingness to put aside partisan politics and support policies that help banks serve their communities. “We are excited to partner with ABA to support the re-election of Lou Correa, an ardent supporter of California’s communities and the banks that help those communities grow,” said California Bankers Association President and CEO Simone Lagomarsino. “Rep. Correa has proven that Congress functions at its best when Democrats and Republicans work together to enact smart policies that support economic growth.”
With less than 100 days remaining until the midterm elections, ABA will continue to enhance its political engagement in support of both Democratic and Republican candidates who have supported policies that will allow America’s banks to better serve their customers and communities. The association previously released ads in partnership with state associations in Arkansas, Maine, Montana and North Carolina, and will continue to identify races where bankers’ support can make a difference in the outcome.