Republican Joe Collins III is giving Maxine Waters a run for her money and really hit her where it hurts the most.
In a recent campaign ad, he takes a very similar approach a Kim Klacik.
He points out the fact that Waters lives in a huge mansion that's not even located in her district where she is campaigning for a re-election as the district's congresswoman.
“Do you know where I am? Maxine Waters’ $6 Million Mansion. Do you know where I’m NOT? Her District. Mansion Maxine Waters doesn’t live in her District — I do. My name is Joe Collins and I’m running for Congress against Maxine Waters,” Collins said in a tweet that accompanied a video he released Saturday on Twitter.
Do you know where I am?
Maxine Waters’ $6 Million Mansion.
Do you know where I’m NOT?
Mansion Maxine Waters doesn’t live in her District — I do.
My name is Joe Collins and I’m running for Congress against Maxine Waters.
— Joe E. Collins III For Congress CA-43 (@joecollins43rd) October 10, 2020
In the ad, Collins mentions that the crime and unemployment rates have gone up since Waters became congresswoman of the district. Collins is certainly determined to win in the upcoming election.
“Just this year, deadly crime spiked 15 percent in South LA, much of it due to gang activity,” he said in the video. “The homicide rate in South LA has shot up by 53 percent. South LA has the highest poverty rate in the city with a crippling 43 percent of its residents living below the poverty line.
“Meanwhile, LA County has a homeless population of over 40,000 people. Homelessness rates have increased by 264 percent since 2009.”
I'd love to hear how Waters responds to Collins' ad, but I'm sure that she won't because there's nothing that she can say. If I had to take a guess, she would just blame President Trump as all the Democrats do.
He even accuses Waters uses the tax money to buy herself a huge mansion surrounded by security guards while she watches buildings burn around in her district.
“Maxine doesn’t care about our district,” the candidate said. “She only cares about herself and using our tax dollars to buy mansions. While Maxine fails to lead, riots and violence surge in our streets. While our buildings and businesses burn, Maxine sits safe in her mansion guarded by the same police she demonizes.”