She Raised Money for the Real-Estate Lobby. Now It’s Buying Ads for Her House Campaign
The nexus between Leigh Brown’s career as a Realtor and her political endeavors bears some interesting similarities to issues that faced the Trump campaign during the 2016 cycle.
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A Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina spent the last two years as a top political fundraiser for the real-estate lobby. Now the industry’s trade association is using that money to send her to Washington.
The National Association of Realtors’ political action committee has bought political ads on behalf of just one candidate this year: Leigh Brown, a RE/MAX Realtor and GOP candidate in the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. And those expenditures have been substantial: The PAC has reported spending nearly $1.3 million on Brown’s behalf so far.