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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., paid her daughter an additional $24,000 in campaign cash last quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by Fox News Digital.
Karen Waters, who has been running slate-sending operations for nearly two decades in support of her mother’s re-election, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received over $1.2 million since 2003 for campaign services, including fees for “mailing list management” and “campaign management services”.
A Citizens for Waters campaign committee filing from earlier this week shows the young Waters received $24,000 of the committee between January and March 2022.
MAXINE WATERS CONTINUES TO PAY HER DAUGHTER WITH CAMPAIGN MONEY, ADDING UP TO $1.2M SO FAR: FEC
Sending out slates is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a sort of pamphlet containing a list of candidates or policy measures and telling voters how to vote.
Rep. Waters would have been the only federal politician to use a mail-in slate operation in the 2020 general election.
Democrats and Republicans have paid parents with campaign contributions over the years. While it’s legal for federal lawmakers to employ family members in campaigns, the practice is generally frowned upon by ethics experts.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., paid nearly $3 million at her husband Tim Mynett’s political consultancy firm, the E Street Group, for several years.
The E Street Group’s biggest client was the Omar campaign, which provided the company with almost 80% of all its money from federal committees, before ceasing payments after coming under scrutiny meticulous.
ILHAN OMAR’S HUSBAND’S COMPANY QUIETLY COLLECTS PAYMENTS AGAIN FROM COMMITTEE LINKED TO ‘SQUAD’ MEMBER
Far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Omar’s Congressional Mentor, added $194,000 in payments to E Street Group for digital advice.
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Following questions about the arrangement, Omar terminated the contract in November 2020. Mynett and his business partner, Will Hailer, began consulting with the wine industry.
However, the E Street group seems to be returning to the world of political advice. In February, the E Street Group received its first federal committee payment in more than a year, which was sent by a committee linked to Omar, Fox News Digital reported this week.