Representative Emerson denies interest in credit union job

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson says she is not a candidate for the top job at a credit union association.

The Credit Union Times last week included Emerson on a list of potential candidates for president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association.

Emerson said Tuesday that she was approached about the job but has not been offered it and would not accept it.

Emerson is a Republican who has represented southern Missouri's 8th Congressional District since 1996. She is seeking re-election.

Democrat Tommy Sowers on Tuesday sought to use the report by the Credit Union Times as a fundraiser for his challenge against Emerson.

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