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Executive Summary………..……………..……………..……………..……………..……………..……………..……………..2

Bankrolling Candidate Trump…………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

Celebrating President-Elect Trump……………………………………………………………………………………..……..5

Influencing President Trump………………………………………………………………………………………………………6

Methodology and Notes……………………………………………..……………………………………………………………14

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Executive Summary

Installed as “acting director” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in a


controversial and still legally dubious move by President Donald Trump in November, Mick
Mulvaney has wasted no time demonstrating the administration’s commitment to predatory
payday lenders1, ignoring the needs of consumers targeted by industry with 400% interest loans
that purposely trap borrowers in hard to escape cycles of debt.

Prior to joining the administration and becoming one of President Trump’s most loyal
enforcers, Mulvaney accepted more than $62,000 in campaign contributions from payday
lenders2 – lots of it coming within days of him taking official action to benefit industry.3
Mulvaney even appeared on the website of a major payday lender4 in defense of the industry –
the same lender’s PAC and employees gave him more than $12,000.5

From his time in the South Carolina state legislature to the U.S. Congress, Mulvaney has been a
reliable vote and advocate for predatory payday lenders. He arrived at the CFPB already
prejudiced against the bureau’s important new rule protecting consumers from the industry’s
worst abuses. At the CFPB, Mulvaney has dropped investigations of a predatory lender that
gave him thousands in campaign cash6, pulled out of court cases seeking to hold lenders
accountable7, and perhaps most troubling, delayed implementation of the bureau’s important
payday lending rule8 – a move experts view as the first step toward gutting the rule’s consumer
protections altogether.

The President's selection of a payday industry puppet to lead the CFPB as “acting director” was
no accident.

As payday lenders gather for their annual conference, this year being held at Trump National
Doral golf resort in Florida9, this report documents the years-long industry effort to court
Trump and garner his support in their effort to rebuff new regulations that would tip the scales
in favor of consumers and hold lenders to a higher standard of accountability.


1 Patrick Rucker, “Exclusive: Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others – sources,” Reuters, 03/23/18
2 Chris Elmore, "Payday loan crackdown on ice under Trump pick who got donations," Palm Beach Post, 01/17/18
3 Ian McKendry, “Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urges CFPB to Ease Up on Payday Rule,” American Banker, 09/30/16; Follow The Money search for Payday/Title Loans to Mick

Mulvaney, Follow The Money, accessed 04/13/18.


4 "Supreme Court Weighs in on State Preemption as CFPB Director Defends Practice," AdvanceAmerica.net, accessed 04/13/18
5 Political Moneyline search for Advance America Employee Contributions to Mick Mulvaney, CQ, accessed 01/17/18 and Follow The Money search for Advance America Contributions

to Mick Mulvaney, Follow The Money, accessed 01/17/18


6 Kate Berry, "CFPB drops probe into lender that gave to Mulvaney’s campaigns," American Banker, 01/23/18
7 Steve Vockrodt, "CFPB drops Kansas payday lending case, stoking fears Trump is backing off the industry," Kansas City Star, 01/19/18
8 "CFPB Statement on Payday Rule," ConsumerFinance.gov, 01/16/18
9 "CFSA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo," Community Financial Service Association of America, accssed 04/13/18

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Bankrolling Candidate Trump

Despite repeatedly claiming that he was funding his own campaign because he
couldn’t be bought by special interests like other politicians, candidate Donald
Trump found a reliable source of campaign funds in payday lenders. During the
2016 election, the industry contributed at least $621,150 to Trump’s presidential
campaign and related super PACs.

Payday Contributions to Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign

Michael Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $152,700 to Trump's


presidential committees.

• In 2016, Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $150,000 to the


Trump Victory committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC Search for Trump Victory,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2016, Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $2,700 to Donald J.


Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President, 2016,
accessed 04/12/18]

Roderick Aycox, CEO of Select Management Resources, contributed at least $352,700 to


Trump's presidential committees.

• In 2016, Aycox, CEO of Select Management Resources, contributed at least $350,000 to


Trump Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC Search for Trump Victory,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2016, Aycox, CEO of Select Management Resources, contributed at least $2,700 to


Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

Executives of Jones Management Group contributed at least $86,700 to Trump's presidential


committees.

• In 2016, Allan Jones, CEO of Jones Management Group, contributed at least $5,400 to
Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

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• In 2016, Allan Jones, CEO of Jones Management Group, contributed at least $80,400 to
Trump victory committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC Search for Trump Victory,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2016, William Jones, VP of Jones Management Group, contributed at least $400 to


Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2016, William Jones, VP of Jones Management Group, contributed at least $500 to


Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC
Search for Trump Make America Great Again Committee, 2016, accessed 04/12/18]

Ian MacKechnie, an executive for Amscot Financial, contributed at least $2,700 to Donald J.
Trump for President committee.

• In 2016, MacKechnie, an executive for Amscot Financial, contributed at least $2,700 to


Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President,
2016, accessed 04/12/18]

Robert Zeitler, CEO of PH Financial Services, contributed at least $900 to Trump Make
America Great Again Committee.

• In 2016, Zeitler, CEO of PH Financial Services, contributed at least $900 to Trump Make
America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC Search for Trump
Make America Great Again Committee, 2016, accessed 04/12/18]

Eves Greyson, an accountant for Community Choice Financial, contributed at least $450 to
Trump presidential committees.

• In 2016, Greyson, an accountant for Community Choice Financial, contributed at least


$200 to Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for
President, 2016, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2016, Greyson, an accountant for Community Choice Financial, contributed at least


$250 to Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee.
[FEC Search for Trump Make America Great Again Committee, 2016, accessed 04/12/18]

Payday Contributions to Pro-Trump Super PACs in 2016

NCP Finance Ohio contributed at least $25,000 to Great America PAC, a pro-Trump PAC.

• In 2016, NCP Finance Ohio contributed at least $25,000 to Great America PAC, a pro-
Trump PAC. [FEC Search for Great America PAC, 2016, accessed 04/12/18]

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Celebrating President-Elect Trump

In the election of Donald Trump, payday lenders had reason to celebrate. After
spending more than $620,000 to help get him elected, the industry opened its
collective wallet once again. This time in honor of President-elect Trump at his
inauguration which carried a celebratory price tag of at least $1,275,000.

Payday Contributions to the Trump’s Inauguration

Roderick Aycox of Select Management Resources contributed at least $1,000,000 to Trump's


2017 Inauguration.

• Aycox of Select Management Resources contributed at least $1,000,000 to Trump's


2017 Inauguration. [Open Secrets Search for Trump Inauguration, Center for Responsive
Politics, accessed 04/12/18]

Advance America Cash Advance Centers contributed at least $250,000 to Trump's 2017
Inauguration.

• Advance America Cash Advance Centers contributed at least $250,000 to Trump's 2017
Inauguration. [Open Secrets Search for Trump Inauguration, Center for Responsive
Politics, accessed 04/12/18]

Checks Into Cash contributed at least $25,000 to Trump's 2017 Inauguration.

• Checks Into Cash contributed at least $25,000 to Trump's 2017 Inauguration. [Open
Secrets Search for Trump Inauguration, Center for Responsive Politics, accessed
04/12/18]

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Influencing President Trump

After Trump was sworn into office, payday lenders worked overtime to influence
their new friend. The industry spent at least $375,000 on lobbying efforts in 2017
alone, which included pushing the Executive Branch on such issues as Dodd-Frank
reform, the CFPB’s payday lending rule, and ‘Operation Choke Point,” a
Department of Justice effort opposed by payday lenders that targeted
unscrupulous lending practices. The wallets of payday lenders have remained
open too with more than $40,400 already being contributed to Trump’s
reelection campaign committees and at least $75,000 finding its way to his
Republican National Committee (RNC). At least one Trump confidant is also
swimming in payday cash. His former campaign manager and on again, off again
advisor Corey Lewandowski and his related lobbying firms have taken in at least
$250,000 perusing the interests of payday lenders. And, in what may be the most
brazen attempt to influence the President, a shady trade group that "represents
the payday loan industry," is holding its annual convention at "Donald Trump's 90-
hole golf resort 12 miles west of downtown Miami.” All of that and we are only 16
months into his White House tenure.


Payday Industry Lobbying Trump’s Executive Branch

The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA) has lobbied the Department
of Treasury in the first three quarters of 2017. Each time, it lobbied the department on
"monitoring implementation of Dodd Frank Regulatory Reform, Operation Choke Point [and]
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rulemaking on payday lending." The firm earned at
least $75,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on
behalf of this client, during this time period.

• Joi Sheffield lobbied the Department of Treasury on behalf of the CFSA in the first
quarter of 2017. She lobbied the department on "[m]onitoring implementation of Dodd
Frank Regulatory Reform, Operation Choke Point [and] Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau rulemaking on payday lending." The firm reported $60,000 in income related to
this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on behalf of this client, during
this period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States Senate, 04/19/17]

• Sheffield lobbied the Department of Treasury on behalf of the CFSA in the second
quarter of 2017. She lobbied the department on "[m]onitoring implementation of Dodd
Frank Regulatory Reform, Operation Choke Point [and] Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau rulemaking on payday lending." The firm reported less than $5,000 in income

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related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on behalf of this
client, during this period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States Senate, 07/20/17]

• Sheffield lobbied the Department of Treasury on behalf of the CFSA in the third quarter
of 2017. She lobbied the department on "[m]onitoring implementation of Dodd Frank
Regulatory Reform, Operation Choke Point [and] Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
rulemaking on payday lending." The firm reported $15,000 in income related to this
lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on behalf of this client, during this
period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States Senate, 10/18/17]

The Financial Service Centers of America (FSCA) lobbied the White House and the Department
of Justice twice in 2017. It lobbied on the "CFPB small-dollar loan role" and "Operation Choke
Point." Its lobbyist David Stewart worked for Jeff Sessions while he was a Senator. The firm
earned at least $80,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional
lobbying on behalf of this client, during this time period.

• Stewart lobbied the White House and the Department of Justice on behalf of the FSCA
in the third quarter of 2017. He lobbied both entities on the "CFPB small-dollar loan
role" and "Operation Choke Point." Stewart indicated on the lobbying report that he
was a "Legislative Correspondent" for Jeff Sessions while he was in the Senate. The firm
reported $30,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional
lobbying on behalf of this client, during this period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States
Senate, 10/20/17]

• Stewart lobbied the White House and the Department of Justice on behalf of the FSCA
in the second quarter of 2017. He lobbied both entities on the "CFPB small-dollar loan
role" and "Operation Choke Point." Stewart indicated on the lobbying report that he
was a "Legislative Correspondent" for Jeff Sessions while he was in the Senate. The firm
reported $50,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional
lobbying on behalf of this client, during this time period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United
States Senate, 07/20/17]

The Online Lenders Alliance has lobbied the Executive Office of the President twice in 2017. It
lobbied on "small dollar lending, Dodd-Frank Act," and "'Operation Chokepoint.'" Its lobbyist
Larry Lavender is the "former Chief of Staff of House Financial Services Committee." The firm
earned at least $60,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional
lobbying on behalf of this client, during this time period.

• Lavender lobbied the Executive Office of the President on behalf of the OLA in the
second quarter of 2017. He lobbied the office on "[s]mall dollar lending, Dodd-Frank
Act," and "'Operation Chokepoint.'" Lavender indicated on the lobbying report that he is
the "[f]ormer Chief of Staff of House Financial Services Committee." The firm reported
$30,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on

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behalf of this client, during this time period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States
Senate, 07/20/17]

• Lavender lobbied the Executive Office of the President on behalf of the OLA in the third
quarter of 2017. He lobbied the office on "[s]mall dollar lending, Dodd-Frank Act," and
"'Operation Chokepoint.'" Lavender indicated on the lobbying report that he is the
"[f]ormer Chief of Staff of House Financial Services Committee." The firm reported
$30,000 in income related to this lobbying activity, as well as Congressional lobbying on
behalf of this client, during this time period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States
Senate, 10/20/17]

One of Community Choice Financial's lobbyists, Jason Osborne, has lobbied the White House
twice and the Department of Treasury three times in 2017. He lobbied on "efforts regarding
pay day lending rules and regulations." The firm earned at least $160,000 in income related
to this lobbying activity during this time period.

• Osborne lobbied the Department of Treasury on behalf of Community Choice Financial


Inc. in the first quarter of 2017. He lobbied the office on "[e]fforts regarding pay day
lending rules and regulations." The firm reported $40,000 in income related to this
lobbying activity during this time period. ["LOBBYING REPORT," United States Senate,
04/19/17]

• Osborne lobbied the White House and the Department of Treasury on behalf of
Community Choice Financial Inc. in the second quarter of 2017. He lobbied the office on
"[e]fforts regarding pay day lending rules and regulations." The firm reported $120,000
in income related to this lobbying activity during this time period. ["LOBBYING REPORT,"
United States Senate, 07/19/17]

• Osborne lobbied the White House and the Department of Treasury on behalf of
Community Choice Financial Inc. in the third quarter of 2017. He lobbied the office on
"[e]fforts regarding pay day lending rules and regulations." The firm reported less than
$5000 in income related to this lobbying activity during this time period. ["LOBBYING
REPORT," United States Senate, 10/20/17]

On Again, Off Again Trump Advisor’s Ties to the Payday Industry

Corey Lewandowski formed a consulting firm—Lewandowski Strategic Advisors—in May


2017. One of its "first new clients" was an "Ohio-based company called Community Choice
Financial," a "leader in the payday lending industry." The company has "advocated for the
Trump administration to block or overturn federal financial regulations" and its CEO called
the CFPB "'the great Darth Vader' of the federal government."

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• In May 2017, Lewandowski started a new consulting firm, Lewandowski Strategic
Advisors. One of its "first new clients" was an "Ohio-based company called Community
Choice Financial," a "leader in the payday lending industry." [Nicholas Confessore and
Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at 'Advisory' Firm," The
New York Times, 08/01/17]

• Community Choice Financial's chief executive, William E. Saunders Jr. has called the
CFPB "'the great Darth Vader' of the federal government." Community Choice Financial
has "advocated for the Trump administration to block or overturn federal financial
regulations." [Nicholas Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses
and Access at 'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17 and Josh Siegel, "Corey
Lewandowski denies relationship with payday lender that has sparked conflict-of-
interest questions," Washington Examiner, 08/03/17]

Lewandowski called for Trump "to oust the [CFPB's] director, Richard Cordray" during a July
2017 Meet the Press appearance. When asked if he had "'a client that wants to see' Mr.
Cordray fired," Lewandowski said, "'No, no. I have no clients whatsoever.'" However, a draft
contract obtained by The New York Times showed that "Community Choice Financial offered
him a $20,000-a-month retainer in return for 'strategic advice and counsel designed to further
the goals of'" the company. Lewandowski claimed the contract was never executed and he
hasn't "'been paid a dime'" by Community Choice Financial.

• In July 2017, Lewandowski, on NBC's Meet the Press, called "for Mr. Trump to oust the
[CFPB's] director, Richard Cordray, an Obama holdover who has led the effort to pass
new payday lending requirements." Lewandowski "added a criticism of a new rule
issued by the [CFPB in July] that bans financial companies from using mandatory
arbitration clauses in customer contracts." In the Meet the Press interview, Corey
Lewandowski said, "'No, no. I have no clients whatsoever'" in response to a question by
Chuck Todd asking if he had "'a client that wants to see' Mr. Cordray fired." [Nicholas
Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at
'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17]

• In July 2017, "Chuck Todd, host of 'Meet the Press,' appeared surprised at Lewandowski
bringing up Cordray when asked about Kelly. 'That was sort of a random thing you just
introduced there,' Todd said." [Dino Grandoni, "Lewandowski calls for Trump to fire
head of consumer financial watchdog agency," The Washington Post, 07/30/17]

• According to a "draft contract" obtained by the New York Times, in July 2017,
Lewandowski was offered "$20,000-a-month retainer in return for 'strategic advice and
counsel designed to further the goals of Community Choice Financial.'" [Nicholas
Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at
'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17]

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• In August 2017, Lewandowski claimed the contract with Community Choice Financial
"was never executed" and that he hasn't "'been paid a dime'" by them. [Henry J. Gomez,
"Corey Lewandowski Denies Payday Lending Ties After Ohio Speech," BuzzFeed,
08/03/17]

Lewandowski previously "helped recruit Community Choice Financial as a client for Avenue
Strategies," a firm he helped found before starting Lewandowski Strategic Advisors. To
attract the company, Lewandowski reportedly pledged that he would get Trump to fire the
payday lending "industry's arch-nemesis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head
Richard Cordray." Avenue Strategies has received $160,000 since the beginning of 2017 to
lobby on behalf of Community Choice Financial.

• Lewandowski previously "helped recruit Community Choice Financial as a client for


Avenue Strategies," a firm he helped found prior to Lewandowski Strategic Advisors.
[Nicholas Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access
at 'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17]

• Avenue Strategies received "$160,000 for lobbying" from Community Choice Financial
"since the beginning" of 2017. Avenue Strategies was "lobbying on behalf of Community
Financial on '[e]fforts regarding pay day lending rules and regulations.'" [Nicholas
Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at
'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17 and David Baumann, "Trump Advisor
Calling for Cordray's Firing Lobbied for Payday Lenders," Credit Union Times, 07/31/17]

• In order for Avenue Strategies to hire Community Choice Financial, "a person familiar
with the matter" said, Corey Lewandowski "pledged that he would get Trump to fire
that industry's arch-nemesis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard
Cordray." [Jason Zengerle, "Inside Corey Lewandowski's Failed Romp in Trump's
Swamp," GQ, 05/15/17]

• Lewandowski Strategic Advisors appears to be an "'advisory'" business that "'cannot and


will not engage in any lobbying or advocacy services," but rather "advise companies on
how to navigate the government." [Nicholas Confessore and Kenneth Vogel, "Trump
Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at 'Advisory' Firm," The New York Times, 08/01/17]

Lewandowski was linked to a new lobbying firm, Turnberry Solutions, in September 2017. The
firm has been a registered lobbyist for Community Choice Financial since October 2017, and
has received at least $100,000 on its behalf.

• In September 2017, Lewandowski was linked to a new lobbying firm, Turnberry


Solutions. Lewandowski denied any connection with Turnberry; however, Lewandowski
has been on "conference call[s]" with its clients, has an "email address with his first
name on it," and allegedly traveled "with two of Turnberry’s lobbyists to pitch the firm’s

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services." [Theodoric Meyer and Daniel Lippman, "Corey Lewandowski appears to be
working with another lobbying firm," Politico, 09/22/17]

• Since October 2017, Turnberry Solutions has been registered as a lobbyist for
Community Choice Financial and has received at least $100,000. ["LOBBYING REPORT,"
United States Senate, 10/20/17 and "LOBBYING REPORT," United States Senate,
01/23/18]

Payday Contributions to the Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign

Michael Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $40,400 to Trump's 2020
presidential committees.

• In 2017, Michael Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $35,000 to


the Trump Victory committee, a joint fundraising committee. [FEC Search for Trump
Victory, 2017, accessed 04/12/18]

• In 2017, Michael Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $5,400 to


Donald J. Trump for President committee. [FEC Search for Donald J. Trump for President,
2017-2018, accessed 04/12/18]

Payday Contributions to the RNC Since Trump’s Inauguration

Since the Trump inauguration, Michael Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at
least $75,000 to the Republican National Committee (RNC).

• In 2017, Hodges, chairman of Harpeth Financial, contributed at least $75,000 to the


RNC. [FEC Search for Republican National Committee, 2017, accessed 04/12/18]

Community Financial Services Association of America 2018 Convention

The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), which "represents the
payday loan industry," will hold its annual convention in April 2018 at Trump National Doral,
"Donald Trump's 90-hole golf resort 12 miles west of downtown Miami." The association "has
not used a Trump property" for its conference since several years before Trump announced
his candidacy for president.

• "The Community Financial Services Association of America, an interest group that


represents the payday loan industry, is hosting its four-day annual conference in April
2018" at Trump National Doral, a "90-hole golf resort 12 miles west of downtown
Miami." The CFSA "typically holds its annual conference in California during odd-
numbered years and on the east coast during even-numbered years, though the group
has not used a Trump property in the last five years, according to past conference

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invitations posted online." [Alex Daughtery, "Payday lenders, with major business before
Trump, to hold conference at Trump Doral," The Miami Herald, 11/08/17]

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Methodology and Notes

Research created a list of major payday lenders using information from OpenSecrets, the
Community Financial Services Association of America's 2017 list of corporate members, and the
"Database of Direct Payday Lenders" to search for payday lending contributions. Research used
Google, Nexis, Open Secrets, Senate lobbying database and the FEC.

Payday Lender List

1-2-3 CA$H
Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc.
Advance Cash
Amscot Financial
AT Financial Services
Axcess Financial / Check 'n Go, Inc.
Cash 1
Cash 2-U Loans
Cash Depot of MS, LLC
Cash Factory USA
Check City
Check Into Cash, Inc.
Check on Hold
CMM, LLC / Cash Tyme
Community Choice Financial DBA CheckSmart Financial
Consumer Lending Associates, LLC
Curo Financial Technologies Corp.
Dollar Financial Group, Inc.
EC Holding (EmergiCash)
EMG Acquisition Group, LLC
Financial Service Centers of Ohio
Harpeth Financial Services DBA Advance Financial
Instant Cash Advance Corp.
Ivy Funding Company LLC
JD Finance, Inc
Speedy Cash / Lending Bear
Main Street Personal Finance / (ACAC, Inc.)
MoneyKey
Moneytree, Inc.
National Check Cashers
NCP Finance
Northstate Check Exchange
Payday America
PH Financial Services, LLC
Power Finance Texas

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QC Holdings, Inc.
Speedee Cash Management Co. Inc.
Speedy Cash, Inc. (Florida)
Thrifty Loans, LLC
USA Cash Services
Westrock Financial LTD
XTRACASH, LLC
Select Management Resources
ACE Cash Express
Jones Management Services
Cash America International
Cash Express LLC
Checksmart Financial
PLS Financial Services
DMP Investments
CNG Financial
TMX Finance
Rebs Inc
Think Finance
Think Cash
Compucredit Corp
Cash Central
Blue Trust Loans
MyPaydayLoan
CashNetUSA
Maxlend

Payday Lending Trade Groups List

Financial Service Centers of America (FSCA)


Community Financial Services Association (CFSA)
Online Lenders Alliance (OLA)

Searches Performed in this Document

Google: "Lewandowski" "payday"


Nexis: (Lewandowski) w/p (payday) – Prior to 7/28/17 and After 8/07/17
Nexis: (Lewandowski) w/250 (payday) – Prior to 7/28/17 and After 8/07/17
Senate Lobbying Database: Avenue Strategies, Turnberry, Lewandowski

Open Secrets: Trump Inauguration Donors

FEC Search: Donald J. Trump for President Committee 01/01/2015-Present


FEC Search: Trump Make America Great Again Committee PAC 01/01/2015-Present

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FEC Search: Trump Victory PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Republican National Committee 1/01/17-Present
FEC Search: Great America PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Rebuilding America Now Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Make America Number 1 Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Our Principles Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Make America Great Again Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Make America Great Again PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Committee to Restore America's Greatness Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Committee for American Sovereignty Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Trump Victory PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Patriots for Trump Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Real People for America Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Make America Awesome Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Keystone Commonsense Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: American National Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Crippled America Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Bring Back American Opportunity Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: TrumPAC Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: America's Trump Card SuperPAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: 45 Committee 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Make America Great Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: America for Greatness Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Let's Trump Politics Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Trump USA Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Women Vote Trump Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: HC4DT Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Veterans for Trump Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Future 45 Super PAC 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Committee to Defend the President 01/01/2015-Present
FEC Search: Stop Hillary PAC 01/01/2015-Present

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Lobbying reports for the Community Financial Services Association of America on OpenSecrets
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CFSA Corporate Members (2017)

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