Repeated ethics complaints filed against California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters have only seemingly served to increase the amounts being billed by her daughter to Waters’ campaign committee for the service of producing endorsement mailers, also called slate mailers.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Waters made payments totaling $50,000 to her daughter Karen in the first quarter of 2019. Another $133,000 is still owed to her that the campaign will make payments on going forward.
The sweet deal Karen Waters has had since 2004 involves running a slate mailer that is sent to about 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles that contains a sample ballot and statement by Maxine Waters endorsing other California Democrat candidates who pay five-figure sums to be included in the mailers.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, “The operation brought in $400,000 from candidates running for office during the midterm election cycle, including $52,000 from now-governor Gavin Newsom. Waters’s campaign received more than 20 separate checks of $10,000 or more from other committees this past cycle.
“Karen Waters has greatly benefited from overseeing the slate mailers and has pocketed north of $800,000 over the years,” the Beacon reported.
Numerous complaints to the FEC against Waters over the practice through the years have failed to stop the practice. The FEC issued an advisory opinion in 2004 allowing Waters to run the operation from her federal campaign committee. Using slate mailers is a common practice in California and Oregon, and the racket is increasingly coming under heavy scrutiny.
The Beacon reports that “Waters appears to be the only federal candidate to run a slate mailer operation from a federal committee, according to a search of the FEC’s database.”
— Evening Star ? (@StarEHope) May 11, 2019
She is just playing by existing swamp rules that she herself likely enabled. This isn’t going to change until the swamp is drained. Thus she must get Trump out of her way. “Watch the ones who yell the loudest!”
— The Human Primer (@HUMANprimer) May 11, 2019
Q1 FEC filings show Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ campaign paying a whopping $183,022.15 to Maxine Waters’ daughter—who has controversially racked up hundreds of thousands from her mother’s campaign—in the first months of 2019 alone, reportedly for a “slate mailer management fee.” pic.twitter.com/33XM9DdtKd
— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) April 15, 2019
Maxine Waters pays her daughter $100,000 to work for her campaign
Maxine has accumulated multi-million dollar net worth keeping her community poor
Maxine lives out of her district in a multi million dollar home
Poverty is a lucrative business for the Democrat political elite
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 11, 2019
Maxine has accumulated multi-million dollar net worth keeping her community poor as depicted by this horrific video of poverty in California she represents.pic.twitter.com/2cNwD6Tyh6
— occupycorruptDC (@occupycorruptDC) April 11, 2019
Mad Maxine, 80, has been in office for 30 years. Her claim to fame is of course her rabid hatred of President Trump and his supporters. Critics of her tenure often point to the “cesspool” her district has become … one which, by the way, she does not live in.
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