Maxine Waters, Karen, Allegedly Got Rich From Campaign Funds
US Rep. Maxine Waters from California has been successful in helping her family become wealthy from her campaign. Waters is a repeat offender, she has been in front of the House Ethics Committee a few times for treating the American Tax base as a personal piggy bank and somehow she has just been reelected by voters in California, who seems to love her for her opulent lifestyle.
The news is out that her daughter has made a great deal of money, at a time when most Americans have been suffering from pangs of Pandemic Shut Down.
The New York Post reported on the Water’s family cash in:
The daughter of California Rep. Maxine Waters netted around $240,000 this past election cycle — from her mother’s own campaign, new records show.
The congresswoman’s campaigns shelled out payments to Karen Waters for work she did on her 82-year-old mother’s re-election campaign, including “slate mailer management” and “GOTV” — or likely “Get Out the Vote” services.
The payments appear in new Federal Election Commission filings reported by Fox News on Friday.
More than $212,600 in disbursements to Karen Waters are broken down into 26 entries such as “slate mailer management” fees, “office expenses” and “canvassing” between March 2019 and September 2020.
Another $28,150 in payments to Karen Waters occurred in October and November, for “GOTV” and “slate mailer management” fees — though one for $1,000 was simply labeled “Walker payments.”
Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, has been scrutinized over payments to her daughter before. Her campaign has paid Karen Waters or her public relations firm Progressive Connections to produce, print and mail slate mailers since 2004, Fox News said.
Since then, Waters’ daughter has reportedly received almost $1 million from the campaign.
The newest FEC filing shows five entries for Karen Waters: a $1,000 payment dated Oct. 23 for “Walker payments”; payments of $900 and $5,000, dated Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, respectively, both marked “GOTV”; and payments of $8,750 and $12,500,” dated Nov. 6 and Nov. 17, respectively, both marked “Slate Mailer Management Fee.” The five payments total $28,150.
The purposes for the payments are not clear, although “GOTV” may refer to unspecified “Get out the vote” services.
Payments to other recipients that appear on the same newly submitted document suggest fees for event staging, package delivery, campaign consulting, telecom service and media advertising.
The document lists a “Total Disbursement Amount (Non-Memo)” of $480,275.72 and a “Total Disbursement Amount (Memo)” of $30,006.05.
The FEC’s listing of previously disclosed payments to the daughter for the most recent election cycle shows Karen Waters to be the highest-paid of the 10 recipients on the page.
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