Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AGENT GROUP SCORES 93% CONGRESSIONAL VICTORY RATE

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's political action committee, InsurPac,
distributed more than $1.8 million in the 2014 campaign cycle, which resulted in a 93% congressional victory rate, the Alexandria, Virginia-based producer group announced shortly after Tuesday's midterm elections.

“InsurPac supported more Senate and House campaigns than ever before and we are pleased with the overall numbers,” said IIABA President and CEO Robert Rusbuldt in a statement. “Big 'I' independent agents and brokers have spoken loud and clear through InsurPac dollars leading to a strong victory rate for the PAC.”

IIABA said in the statement that during the 2014 election cycle, more than 5,000 independent agents and others supported InsurPac with personal, voluntary contributions. InsurPac distributes 100% of its voluntary agent contributions to federal campaigns and, as a result, "has an impressive bipartisan track record in Congress and on the campaign trail."



“The political power of the Big 'I', fueled by an active membership, bipartisan government affairs team and InsurPac, is highly regarded on Capitol Hill,” said Charles Symington, the producer group's senior vice president of external and government affairs. “InsurPac supported more Senate and House campaigns than ever before, and distributed a significant amount of money as the largest political action committee representing the independent agent and broker community. InsurPac distributed $1,836,169 in support of 292 races, winning at least 272 of them for an overall 93% victory rate.”

The group said that in disbursing contributions, InsurPac does not look at party affiliation but “supports candidates for federal office including members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who have been advocates and supporters of the independent agency system and small business.”

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