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National Media Follows Up On MO Blogger’s Expose of Rep. Clay & Rent to Own Industry

October 26th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

The Washington Times has an “exclusive” today detailing the close relationship between Cong. Lacy Clay and the rent to own industry. Readers of this blog know that The Times’ “exclusive” was chronicled first on the Middle Class & Mad as Hell blog over three weeks ago!

For instance, the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) invited Rep. William Lacy Clay of Missouri to be keynote speaker at its annual conference last year inSt. Louis and arranged for executives to donate $14,000 to Mr. Clay’s personal charity so they could participate in his annual golf tournament that raises money for student scholarships.

Industry officials have routed an additional $21,000 in political donations since 2006 to Mr. Clay’s re-election campaign,Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. On the Senate side, they directed nearly $61,000 in donations over three years to Sen. Mary L. Landrieu,Louisiana Democrat.

The industry’s optimism has grown with its political investment. Read more…

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  • 1 Bulletinman // Oct 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    They are all crooks, just not Mr. Clay..

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