By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Maxine Waters has turned political endorsements into a family business, using federal election laws to charge California candidates and political causes to include their names as her personal picks on a sample ballot, or "slate mailer," she sends to as many as 200,000 South Central Los Angeles voters, records show.
"It is a good endorsement to have in parts of Los Angeles County," said Parke Skelton, a consultant to Dave Jones, who successfully won the Democratic primary for state insurance commissioner.
Mr. Skelton, the consultant whose candidate paid to be included in the mailer, said he didn't think the Waters endorsement and contribution were linked: "She makes a decision independently.