Watchdog group files ethics complaint against Shelby; senator alleges claim politically motivated

By: Howard Koplowitz,, May 3, 3018

A self-described nonpartisan watchdog group on Thursday urged the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate possible connections between donations from the payday lending industry to Sen. Richard Shelby’s campaign account and congressional votes that benefitted the industry.

“It’s no coincidence that Sen. Shelby fought for the payday lending industry’s priorities while raising money from the industry at the same time,” said Campaign for Accountability Executive Director Daniel E. Stevens in a statement. “This appears to be a textbook example of pay-to-play behavior.”

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