According to her congressional webpage, she is now serving her thirteenth term in the United States House of Representatives after winning “more than 70 percent of the vote.” Waters represents disadvantaged socioeconomic areas of South Central Los Angeles, the most notorious being Watts.
Waters has “gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.”
She certainly is an advocate of children…especially her children. Her daughter Karen Waters “is in charge of a ‘slate mailer’ operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters’ federal campaign committee.” In other words, politicians pay the Waters’ campaign to send out endorsement mailers to show Waters’ constituents that they have Waters’ approval.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
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The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an “official sample ballot” and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters’ campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements…