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The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's political action committee, InsurPac, distributed more than $1.8 million in the 2012 campaign cycle resulting in an 84% congressional victory rate, IIABA said Wednesday.

“InsurPac supported more House and Senate campaigns than ever before and, while the dust is still settling on campaign 2012 and our victory rate could actually increase as a few close races are tabulated, we are pleased with the overall numbers,” said IIABA President and CEO Robert Rusbuldt in a statement.

IIABA said that in the 2012 election cycle, more than 5,000 independent agents and others have joined forces to support InsurPac.

“InsurPac supported more House and Senate campaigns than ever before, and distributed a record amount of money as the largest political action committee representing the property and casualty insurance market,” said Charles Symington, IIABA senior vice president of government affairs in the statement. “InsurPac distributed $1,843,500 in support of 282 races, winning at least 236 of them for an overall 84% victory rate.”

Meanwhile, three leaders of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents all won legislative races in their respective states, PIA said Wednesday.

Fred Thomas, a past PIA president, was elected to the Montana State Senate. Mary Czaja, a current national director, was elected to the Wisconsin state assembly while fellow national director Don Flanders won re-election to the New Hampshire House, which is called the General Court. All are Republicans.

“PIA members are local insurance agents who are involved in their communities and engage in the political process to help make things better,” said PIA National President Andrew C. Harris in a statement.