What does it say about political corruption in America when a politician uses campaign funds to enrich a relative or friend?
“The daughter of California Rep. Maxine Waters netted around $240,000 this past election cycle — from her mother’s own campaign, new records show,” according to the New York Post. [emphasis added]
“The congresswoman’s campaigns shelled out payments to Karen Waters for work she did on her 82-year-old mother’s re-election campaign, including “slate mailer management” and “GOTV” — or likely “Get Out the Vote” services…
“More than $212,600 in disbursements to Karen Waters are broken down into 26 entries such as “slate mailer management” fees, “office expenses” and “canvassing” between March 2019 and September 2020.
“Another $28,150 in payments to Karen Waters occurred in October and November, for “GOTV” and “slate mailer management” fees — though one for $1,000 was simply labeled “Walker payments.”
“Since , Waters’ daughter has reportedly received almost $1 million from the campaign” emphasis added]
For more on this story, please go to the New York Post.
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