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Maxine Waters hit with FEC campaign violation charge

August 2, 2018

  Maxine Waters has made quite a name for herself in liberal circles in recent weeks by calling for the impeachment of the President for his alleged campaign to upend our democracy by destroying the sanctity of our election process. How ironic is it then that Maxine Waters has been hit with an FEC complaint for election violations?

  Here is more:

The California congresswoman has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle from some of her state’s biggest politicians paying to be listed on her slate mailers—sample ballots traditionally mailed out to about 200,000 voters in Los Angeles highlighting whom she supports.

Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman’s daughter, Karen Waters, or her public relations firm Progressive Connections for help producing them.

A government watchdog in July filed the first of two complaints with the Federal Election Commission asking for a full audit of the Citizens for Waters campaign.

The first complaint alleges Waters broke federal campaign finance law, and also names the California Democratic State Central Committee and Sen. Kamala Harris, a likely 2020 Democratic presidential contender.  

The conservative National Legal and Policy Center is still drafting a second broader complaint focusing on the sources of money going to the Waters campaign and flowing to her daughter—and the accuracy of campaign finance reports, said Tom Anderson, director of the group’s government integrity project.

And here is more:

she mastered this somewhat-rare form of fundraising in slate mailers. California’s top politicians as well as local office-seekers have given far in excess of legal contribution limits to her campaign to be on her slate of endorsed candidates. The campaign then pays Karen Waters and other firms to produce, print and mail the sample ballots. The FEC approved the practice by Waters in 2004.

“Maxine Waters found an old provision and turned it into a cottage industry,” Anderson told Fox News.

  So from what I can gather, Maxine Waters was paid by Democratic politicians in her state to appear on a sample ballot with her so her supporters would know who to vote for, and these payments exceeded the legal campaign donation amount permitted by campaign law, and in the process her daughter was paid about 3/4 of a million dollars to print these sample ballots.

  Perhaps Maxine Waters should remove the plank from her own eye before worrying about the speck in Donald Trump’s eye.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    August 2, 2018 8:12 am


    Liked by 1 person

    • August 2, 2018 5:25 pm

      You are right, there is no way I can oppose her on the issues so I must be a racist! You got me. 😉


  2. August 2, 2018 9:53 am

    Maybe she should talk to her friend former US Rep Corrine Brown about corruption. Brown is serving a five year sentence.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 2, 2018 8:10 pm

    My ears perked up when I read the name Karris now there is one I would like to see taken down a peg or two.

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  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    August 2, 2018 9:04 pm California Democratic Politics.
    Follow the first link to see her house – well away from her district.
    Follow the 2nd link to see me standing in front of her house.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 3, 2018 7:01 am

      Of course she wouldn’t want to live near the people she represents! 😉 This woman is a fraud and I hope she finally gets what is coming to her.



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