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Will this hurt Water's re-election?

Asked by ItsAHabit (2297points) July 30th, 2010

It’s been reported that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has chosen to go through an ethics trial. She is accused of using her position to help get federal bailout funds for a bank associated with her family.

Do think this will effect her re-election?

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syz's avatar

I suppose that depends on the findings of the ethics committee.

Cruiser's avatar

It’s a ton of free publicity for her. Whose name will look familiar when looking at that ballot?? All but guarantees her re-election.

augustlan's avatar

I agree with @syz. Kind of hard to say until after the hearing.

Ron_C's avatar

Maxine Waters was brought up very poor. When she got to Washington and started to make serious money she went a little wild and had her meeting with the ethics committee.

Since then, she has learned a lot and has had a remarkable career. I doubt that she actually did anything wrong. If the hearing is honest and the democrats prevent the republicans from railroading her, she’ll come out stronger. Of course, if I would her, I wouldn’t want to depend on the democrat’s protection, they have stunningly buckled under threats from Republicans. My bet is that she is being punished for not buckling enough.

Rangel, on the other hand is a typical old style politician and needs to retire before he spends his waning years in jail.

ItsAHabit's avatar

Being brought up very poor (many of us were) is not an excuse for unethical behavior, if indeed she is guilty.

Ron_C's avatar

@ItsAHabit that was years ago and she was punished. This time I’m pretty sure she did nothing wrong.

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