Maxine Waters is one of the most corrupt things ever to sit in Congress. This is exactly what we are talking about. These are not representatives of we the people. They represent the highest bidder for themselves and their families bank accounts! All at our peril.
The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) has pulled in more than $600,000 from her mother’s campaigns since 2006 to manage election mailers that endorse politicians who pay the congresswoman for her support, according to a review of campaign finance records.
Waters, who has served in Congress since 1991, has utilized the endorsement mailers, known as “slate mailers,” to gather hundreds of thousands of dollars for her campaigns from Democratic candidates and causes in California. The operation has proved lucrative for both her campaign and her daughter, Karen Waters.
The slate mailers, which are sent to almost 200,000 constituents in the South Central Los Angeles area where Waters holds considerable clout, consist of an “official sample ballot” with brief quotes from Waters about candidates and measures she endorses.
In order to receive the endorsement and appear on the mailer, a candidate pays Citizens for Waters, the congresswoman’s federal committee, from their own political committees. Some candidates have paid as much as $45,000 to appear on Waters’ mailers. If a candidate she endorses does not pay her campaign, they must credit their campaigns with an in-kind contribution from Waters. More