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Lacy Clay & the “Rent to Own” Loan Sharks

October 8th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Middle Class Joe has an excellent piece on hapless Congressman Clay. Clay, who represents a sizeable African American constituency in St. Louis, is apparently quite fond of the “rent to own” industry. Joe thinks he knows the reasons why. Remember, this is the guy who cares so much for his contituency, that he sends them blank email responses.

* Had their annual convention in Lacy Clay’s distrinct in downtown St. Louis in 2008 at which time they had Lacy Clay as a key note speaker. It should be noted that Lacy’s wife, Ivie, is a director for the St. Louis Development Corporation which is charged with bringing commerce to the St. Louis region.

* Donated 28 new computers to Imagine Middle High School College Prep on North Jefferson Avenue in downtown St. Louis.

* Donated $50,000 worth of cash and products to the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship Fund. Of course we know that Lacy is and his father was the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

* Sponsored the William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Golf Tournament for $14,000. As we know, Lacy is the chairman of the board for this fund which was created in honor of his father. Read more…

Related:

FLASHBACK: Rep. Clay Aide (His Sister) Reacts Angrily to Public Interest Group Request: “Who Did You Think You Are Calling Here?”

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  • 1 Linda // Nov 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    If there is anyone out there that will run against Mr. Clay, I will work endlessly to support you. Considering you are a conservative

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