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The Democrats of real estate

Part 2: Fragmented industry, fragmented politics

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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 1: Republican Realtors.) Real estate is as diverse as it is fragmented. There's a common misperception that all real estate professionals are Republican, but that indeed is not true. In fact, we found voices from the Democratic Party, some of whom have squeezed time in their busy schedules to follow the campaign trail. Mitchell StoryRealtor, Long & FosterWashington, D.C.Political party: Democrat Story, a registered Democrat, has also voted for Republican and independent candidates over the years. He credits his Missouri upbringing for his pragmatic approach to politics, voting for whomever he believes is the best person for the job regardless ...