California Democrat Maxine Waters caught in new nepotism storm after paying ... trends now
US Rep. Maxine Waters is under scrutiny, again, after her daughter received more than $192,000 from her campaign fund to run her 'slate mailer' operation.
Karen Waters earned $192,300 for operating her mother's endorsement mailers between January 2021 and December 2022, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
The practice involves Waters, a popular California Democrat, accepting payments to appear on the mailers, a common practice in the state but notably rare for politicians on a federal level.
Water was cleared to run the operation in 2004, with Karen earning more than $1.2 million since then, as critics continue to call out the apparent nepotism.
US Rep. Maxine Waters (left) paid her daughter, Karen (right), $192,300 from her campaign fund over the last two years to run her 'slate mailer' operation
Although rare for top-level politicians, the congresswoman accepts payments to appear on the mailers for fellow Democrats and policy measures in California