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Editor's note: Since the Homestead Act more than 150 years ago, politics, policy and real estate have gone hand in hand. Today, politics and policy are even more central to a vibrant and functioning real estate market. In this special four-part series of stories during an election year, Inman News looks at the relationship between politics and real estate. (See Part 1: Democrats, Libertarians make inroads in housing; Part 2: Housing's public policy agenda; and Part 4: People, money, issues drive housing's political agenda.) The National Association of Realtors is winning by the numbers. With more than 1 million members, the association is a well-oiled machine when it comes to grassroots political fund raising and lobbying. The Realtors Political Action Committee is the largest PAC in the ...