Which Florida House member will be next target in payday loan issue?
A liberal group that has run ads against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her support for payday lenders is looking for a new target.
Allied Progress says it will launch a new campaign against a Florida House member based on online voting. The “winner” will be announced May 10.
Those up for consideration are Reps. Corrine Brown, Kathy Castor, Lois Frankel, Alcee Hastings, Patrick Murphy, Bill Posey and Dennis Ross.
“Each has received at least $10,000 in campaign contributions from the payday industry,” according to the group, “signed a letter encouraging Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray to adopt the disastrous ‘Florida model’ of payday lending reform, and either sponsored or cosponsored H.R. 4018 which would gut the CFPB’s upcoming payday loan regulations by delaying those new rules in favor of states with Florida-style laws.”
Wasserman Schultz has faced a TV ad, billboards and negative press. Her Democratic opponent has seized the issue as well.