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Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is facing a new complaint about an obscure fundraising tactic that rakes in thousands from state politicians in exchange for being listed on her slate mailers — this time, involving supporters of a former Los Angeles mayor defeated in the June gubernatorial primary.

The National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Waters, her campaign and a pro-charter school group called Families and Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa — which backed the former Democratic mayor of Los Angeles.

Waters’ mailers have faced scrutiny since 2010 because the campaign, since 2004, has paid her daughter Karen Waters, or her public relations firm Progressive Connections, to produce, print and mail the sample ballots. Read more

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Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices

Watchdog presses FEC for audit on Maxine Waters fundraising practices