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Republican Realtors

Part 1: Fragmented industry, fragmented politics

Editor's note: With 1 million Realtors in the U.S. backed by a trade association with one of the largest Political Action Committees, there's no doubt that real estate has a powerful political voice in this country. In this three-part series, we caught up with a variety of these voices to find out what issues they care about and why. (See Part 2: The Democrats of real estate.) The real estate professionals featured in this story share two common threads: the Republican Party and real estate. However, each has his or her own reasons, level of political involvement, background and views on politics. Sally LeretteRealtor, Red Arrow Real EstatePrescott, Ariz.Political party: Republican Lerette, an Arizona real estate agent, has a grandson in Iraq and every Friday night she holds up signs at the local courthouse to show her support for American troops. She's deeply involved in Republican causes, attended the 2000 Republican national convention as an alternate delegate and is helping out...

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