Maxine Waters has emerged as a new darling of the left over her vocal hatred of President Trump. Yet according to recent reports, Waters may have some financial campaign antics to answer for.
The Washington Free Beacon has the story:
Maxine Waters’ Daughter Profits From Lucrative Campaign Operation
The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) was paid nearly $70,000 by her mother’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle.
Karen Waters has been on the payroll of her mother’s campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, since 2006. She has pulled in more than $600,000 for her services since that time.
Karen is in charge of endorsement mailers, known as “slate mailers,” for her mother’s campaign. The slate mailer operation has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Waters’ federal campaign committee in recent years.
In order to appear on a Waters’ slate mailer, candidates for political office must pay Citizens for Waters from their own political committees. If a candidate does not directly pay Waters’ campaign committee, they must credit their own campaigns with in-kind contributions from Waters.
The mailers are sent to almost 200,000 constituents in the South Central Los Angeles area, where Waters holds considerable sway. The mailers consist of an “official sample ballot” with quotes from Waters about candidates and measures she supports.
Waters’ campaign received more than 20 payments totaling $297,500 for slate mailer endorsements in 2016.
Wow. Nice work if you can get it.
Could Waters be just another liberal who has used her government position to enrich her own family?
Sure looks that way.