VAR members: NAR & RPAC of Virginia endorsements announced

Virginia REALTORS®, let’s get out the vote! This morning, RPAC of Virginia (together with the National Association of REALTORS® RPAC) released its list of its endorsed Congressional candidates (you should have received an e-mail with this information). If you’re a Virginia REALTOR® and you vote, this page is for you.

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6 Responses to VAR members: NAR & RPAC of Virginia endorsements announced

  1. As much as I hate to say it– THIS is why I don’t donate to RPAC. In fairness, I’m not sure that RPAC gave money to these candidates, but I don’t want my money going to candidates that I wouldn’t personally support.

    While I think it is valuable that RPAC does what it can to vet candidates and their positions on real estate industry-related issues. Financial contributions to candidates I wouldn’t personally report is where I have to draw the line.

    I realize that this is a tough spot, considering that in politics, money talks. If RPAC stopped giving money to individual candidates, it would be much easier for me to make a donation.

  2. wow, that comment had too many typos, but don’t let it distract you. :-)

  3. Daniel, as a federation of real estate associations, we have to evaluate and support candidates based on their real estate positions. To evaluate them on any other criteria would be outside VAR’s and NAR’s mission. A jury of your peers have determined that these are the candidates that support real estate issues and by extension your business. We will probably have to agree to disagree, but contributions to candidates is a very effective way, and some would say the only effective way, to get access to legislators in our political system. This is the system we work in.

  4. Vonda Lacey says:

    I have given to RPAC for years and some years given BIG. I too am disappointed with some of the politicians that were endorsed. But thank God we live in a democracy, because I have the choice of whether to support or not support the same candidates that were endorsed. Four years from now I may not have the same democratic choice, hopefully those who are endorsed by RPAC will protect us in regards to housing as well as other issues outside of housing that still could affect housing.

  5. I feel exactly the same way about RPAC in Maryland. They support too many candidates that I would never vote for, so I’m not putting my money into their hands. Glad to learn others feel this way, and it’s not just in MD.

  6. Jim Duncan says:

    Thank you, VAR for providing the opportunity to link back to the great discussion we had here early this year about this perennial and volatile debate.

    The comments to that post were, and are, outstanding and timely.

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