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January 1, Report: Maxine Waters Used $1.2M in Campaign Funds to Pay Her Daughter



Data from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) shows that House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has used more than $1.2 million in campaign funds to pay her daughter.

FEC data shows that since 2003, Karen Waters has received more than $1.2 million in payments from her mother to her and her company, Progressive Connections, for campaign-related services.

The payment amounts range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars for things like “slate mailer management” fees, “campaign managing services,” and paying for a “band for [a] holiday event.”

Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures and advises voters on how to cast their ballots.

Rep. Waters was reportedly the only federal politician to use a slate-mailer operation during the 2020 general election.

Karen Waters isn’t the first family member to receive a hefty sum of campaign funds.

In 2004, a report from the Los Angeles Times revealed that the Waters campaign had paid more than $1 million to other family members over the previous eight years.


Maxine Waters continues to pay daughter with campaign cash, adding up to $1.2M so far: FEC

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  1. Homer Yates

    February 2, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Nothing is going to happen to her unless the republicans take both houses in the middle term election.
    She and others in government have been doing this for years and have not be called out for things like this..
    That is why we need tern limits now.

  2. Glen

    February 2, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I would be okay with her using campaign funds for a masks and a muzzle.

  3. Tom Lofgren

    February 2, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    She gets re-elected. Send Karen’s number to Trump,

  4. Duke PEarsall

    February 3, 2022 at 12:05 am

    If in fact this is true as in the absolute truth of it, then how in the world of legal and moral cirrcumstances ever happen and why are the authorities not investigating it as a major crime, this woman is supposed to be a rep of the people of this United States oif America and therefor supposed to be a rep of our nation and our poeple and our way of life and our morals and all that is and was supposed to be the reason why people of all nations desire to come and be part of the great melting pot, why is she still in her position of power, why is she still showing up every day to work in the senate, why is she still doing this with funds that are not supposed to be used for this klind of thing, why is she not in handcuffs and incarcerated in a lock up somewhere in the local jail awaiting arraingment in front of a judge for her crimes, why, why, why???? have the IQ’s of this entier nation suddenly dropped to zero, for “GODS” sake my fellow Americans what the hell is going on here, and dont misread this rant, its not about right, left, republican, democrat, black, white, asian, on and on and on and on, this should be about the nation and the greatness which we can and should be able to maintain it in and make it as good as we can on any given day and further into the future for all of us. what the hell has happended to us as a whole people, we have seriously lost our way, its incredably sad and very dis haertening to anyone who was brought up in the idea of the USA being the greatest nation on earth.

  5. George

    February 3, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Why is this woman not in prison? She has been as corrupt as anyone in politics, for many years. How many scandals? How long will the liberal press give her a pass? This woman is a disgrace to the country & has been for years. The House & Senate are full of those who feel they’re above the laws we lesser folks must obey. Jefferson said the best governed are the least governed, he also said every government should be overthrown every 20 years. She’s living proof!

  6. NavVet

    February 3, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Another brain dead crooked politician who belongs in prison on locked up in a pysch ward

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