The campaign committee of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is $88,000 in debt to her daughter for payments to run a lucrative slate mailer operation that has been used by the congresswoman to pull in hundreds of thousands in funds from other liberal political committees.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, and her firm have been paid more than $650,000 to run the slate mailer operation since its inception, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported. Karen has been on the payroll of Citizens for Waters, her mother's campaign committee, since 2006.
The October quarterly report for Citizens for Waters, which covers finances from the beginning of July to the end of September, shows that the Waters campaign currently has debts of $124,201.69. A majority of this amount—$88,000—is owed to her daughter for her work with the mailers.