Rep. Maxine Waters’ campaign committee has paid the California Democrat’s daughter nearly $50,000 this election cycle, with an additional $65,000 forthcoming, campaign finance documents show.
Disclosures with the Federal Election Commission show Karen Waters received $42,862 from Citizens for Waters through a series of nine payments made between May 2017 and January 2018. The most recent payment, of $5,000, was made Jan. 19, according to FEC filings.
The payments to the younger Waters were described as a “slate mailer management fee.”
Additional filings with the FEC show Citizens for Waters will pay Karen an additional $65,000 this election cycle for “professional services” related to the mailer.
According to California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, a slate mailer is a mass mailing in support of or opposed to candidates or ballot initiatives.