Byron Lazine and Nicole White are two agents in Connecticut who give us their thoughts on the week’s news every Friday in “The Real Word,” a weekly video column on Inman.
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the $14.4 million the National Association of Realtors spent on the midterm elections.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has for years been one of the top lobbying organizations in the U.S. by total spending, so it’s no surprise that the trade group that fights for the interests of Realtors and for more favorable housing policies has poured lots of money into our country’s contentious 2018 midterm elections, coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Inman looked at NAR’s 2018 midterm election spending using OpenSecrets.org, a website that tracks campaign and lobbying money and is run by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics. In this election cycle, NAR has directly contributed to the campaigns of 524 federal candidates, none of them receiving more than $16,000 each from the trade group. The contributions were about evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
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