FORT WORTH — Days after Senator Wendy Davis called for William White’s resignation as the Chairman of the Finance Commission of Texas in the wake of controversial statements made by White to the El Paso Times, Greg Abbott remains silent on White’s resignation and the payday lending industry.?Abbott’s silence is likely due to the fact that, according to publicly available data, he has received nearly $400,000 dollars and counting from the payday lending industry.  According to publicly available data, Greg Abbott is one of the top recipients of predatory-lender campaign cash in Texas. Greg Abbott has received:

•$165,000 from Trevor Ahlberg of Cottonwood Financial

•$100,250 from Tracy Young/TitleMax/TMX Finance

•$111,500 from Cash America’s political committee

•$10,000 from Consumer Lenders PAC

?“It’s no wonder Greg Abbott continues to stay silent on William White’s resignation,” said Bo Delp, Davis Communications Director. “Greg Abbott is in the pocket of the payday lending industry. He has received more than a quarter million dollars and counting from the industry. Texans are tired of business as usual and need a leader who doesn’t sell out to the highest bidder.”