Waters Has Shoveled Over $1 Million in Campaign Cash to Daughter

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) has now dished out more than $1 million in campaign payments to her daughter following the 2020 elections.

Karen Waters has pocketed $1.13 million for providing an array of services for her mother’s campaign since 2003. The majority of the cash is for her role in running a controversial slate-mailer operation, in which California politicians gave money to Waters’s campaign in exchange for mailers bearing her endorsement.

The mailers have become increasingly lucrative for the younger Waters over the years. During the 2020 cycle, her payments hit a high of $240,000. That’s significantly more than the $90,000 her firm, Progressive Connections, took in during the 2006 election cycle. The Federal Election Commission gave Waters the green light for the mailer operation in 2004.

While slate mailers are commonplace in states like California and Oregon, the practice is extremely rare at the federal level. In fact, Waters appears to be the only federal politician to use a slate-mailer operation. As such, the arrangement between her and her daughter has led to complaints from watchdog groups asking the FEC to audit the campaign.

Many prominent California politicians have paid to be featured on the mailers. Vice President Kamala Harris twice shelled out tens of thousands from her campaigns for a spot on the mailers. California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) and former senator Barbara Boxer (D.) have likewise dished out cash for Waters’s support.

The practice has received criticism from local media.”While some of these mailers reflect the earnest political values of the organizations that put them together, many are pay-to-play money-makers that blur the line between endorsement, paid advertisement and extortion,” CalMatters wrote last year.

Waters’s campaign did not return a request for comment.

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  1. CONservative DEMocrat here. I CONDEM liberals everywhere.
    Please accept my deepest apologies for all the corruption, destruction, manipulations, deceptions, thievery, thuggery and ultra radicalism, to the point of celebrating and championing brutal infanticide; all brought to our once great country, by the ravaged ( by liberalism ) carcass of the once honorable democrat party.
    At first, I was saddened and appalled, when I realized what the party had become. Upon more digging, past the propaganda, I became aware of the socialistic and less than admirable underpinnings of the history of the democrat party, when I was able to swallow the truth and look upon the facts, objectively. I always swore I’d vote for the devil, if he ran as a democrat. Then, Mr. & Mrs. Satan actually ran in ’92. I have only voted for and contributed to republicans, since. Zell Miller was the last good man to be in public office, as a democrat. Joe Manchin is as close to an ethical and reasonable democrat since Mr. Miller. Having learned my lesson on blind trust and party loyalty, it didn’t take me long to figure out the problem of RINOS. As a result, I target my support to individual candidates. The RNC isn’t getting any of my money. God forbid, I help the likes of the McConnell coalition.
    I hope there remains enough patriots to turn this insanity of Chiden/wHorris shit show around. May President Trump/U.S.A. be restored and returned our victory that HRC/Mr. Kenya stole from us.