Maxine Waters’ Campaign Paid Her Daughter $240k in 2019-20 Cycle
Federal Election Commission records reveal money being funnelled to daughter
Democrat Maxine Waters' daughter, Karen Waters, received $240,000 from her mother's campaign during the election cycle of 2019-20, according to Federal Election Commission records.
The figures appear to reflect what Karen Waters received during her mother’s previous campaign in 2018 when she was paid over $200,000.
Neon Nettle reported in 2018 that Maxine Waters received several complaints from the FEC.
The bulk of Karen Waters’ payments were for the “slate mailer” service, which the daughter provided for the campaign.
Other candidates in Southern California paid Maxine Waters’ campaign for endorsement quotes, which appeared on mailings sent to voters on behalf of candidates.
In 2014, various Waters family members had pocketed a total of more than $1 million from businesses and campaigns with a connection to the congresswoman over a period of 8 years.
“They do their business, and I do mine,” Waters told the Times at the time.
“We are not bad people.”
Karen Waters performed a repeat of her past campaign role, a filing this year to the FEC suggests.
The newest data appear across two separate pages of the FEC website:
A recently submitted listing of campaign payments (called a “post-general” filing) that includes more than $28,000 in payouts to Karen Waters and an earlier submitted listing on a page titled, “Schedule B: Itemized Disbursements,” that includes more than $212,000 in payments to the daughter.
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”;
Payments of $8,750 and $12,500,” dated Nov. 6 and Nov. 17, respectively, both marked “Slate Mailer Management Fee."
The payments total $28,150.
Other payments that appear on he same recent submitted document suggest fees for event staging, package delivery, campaign consulting, telecom service, and media advertising.
The document includes a “Total Disbursement Amount (Non-Memo)” of $480,275.72 and a “Total Disbursement Amount (Memo)” of $30,006.05.
Western Journal reported in 2018 that over the past 14 years, Waters campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, has spent about $750,000 with Karen Waters, or her daughter’s PR firm, Progressive Connections, according to the Washington Free Beacon.