After sending more than $1 million in campaign cash to her daughter since 2003, Rep. Maxine Waters’ reelection campaign sent another $8,000 to her daughter in September, according to a Fox News report.
A Wednesday Federal Election Commission report disclosed that Citizens of Waters sent Karen Waters’ company two payments totaling $8,000 in June for “slate mailer management fees.” That brings the total close to $50,000 for the entire year.
Progressive Connections, Karen Waters’ company, has received more than $1 million from her mother’s campaign since 2003 for spearheading the campaign’s slate mailing operation.
As Fox News explained:
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 how to cast their ballots.
Waters was reportedly the only federal politician who utilized a slate mailing operating during the 2020 campaign season.
This is not the first time Waters has faced accusations of nepotism. As the Los Angeles Times reported in 2004, Waters’ family members “have made more than $1 million in the last eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that the influential congresswoman has helped.”