House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — the congresswoman who encouraged violence ahead of Derek Chauvin’s trial — enjoys her life as a politician. She has greatly benefited from her career choice. And so has her family.
According to a Fox News report on Monday, campaign finance records show that Waters’ campaign paid her daughter, Karen Waters, a cumulative $74,000 in donor cash already this year. Karen received $20,000 from the campaign in the last quarter alone, nearly a third of the median American household income in 2020.
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“In fact, the 2020 election cycle alone saw $250,000 funneled to the House Financial Services Committee chairwoman’s daughter,” Fox News writes.
Karen organized slate-mailing operations for her mother’s reelection. Since 2003, Karen has received over $1.1 million from her mother’s campaigns. So her work must be really important.
“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,” the report adds.
“Rep. Waters was reportedly the only federal politician to use a slate-mailer operation during the 2020 general election.”
In 2004, a Los Angeles Times report revealed that the Waters campaign had shelled out over $1 million to other family members over the previous eight years. It’s good to be a Waters.
Perhaps Waters gave the idea to Rep. Ilhan Omar? Remember, from January 2019 to July 22, 2020, Omar’s campaign paid $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC. Does that group matter? Only to Omar’s husband, who owns the company and received nearly $2 million from his wife’s campaign.
Politicians keep telling the country that they are smarter than average Americans. Well, politicians certainly have better personal financial strategies in place.