According to a recent report by Chattanooga based Metro Ideas Project, Tennessee has the most predatory lenders in the country, with over 1,200 predatory lending locations across 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.

MORE: Summary and link to full report...

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has gutted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau payday lending regulations on the day they were scheduled to go into effect.

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Mick Mulvaney: Payday lending campaign contributions ....

Payday lenders gave $31,700 in 2015-16 federal campaign cycle contributions to Mulvaney, ranking him ninth among all congressional recipients from the sector, according to data analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Mick Mulvaney: Payday lending campaign contributions pose no conflicts of interest

The list below is total over several years...

Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN) $69,060
Black, Diane (R-TN) $66,450
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $50,500

Payday Lenders contributions to all members of US House of Representatives

Tennessee Campaign Finance Database

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