This site is about the overreaching political power of the NC Association of Realtors flush with money from cashing in your equity 6% at a time, leaving you to pay for growth with property taxes, year after year, with or without cash flow. In the last few years NCAR has pumped millions of dollars into NC political campaigns at the state and local level. They have spent millions more to defeat Local Options for Local Governments with misleading ads.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Realtors Spend Against Ty Harrell, Tony Foriest

Realtors dropped some last minute money on attacking NC District 41 Representative Ty Harrell and promoting his opponent Bryan Gossage, a darling of the right-wing. The NC Realtors also put more money into calls for Realtor Rick Gunn, their chosen candidate running against Tony Foriest, NC Senate District 24, who supported giving counties the option for a transfer tax:

Not all senators in swing districts are against the proposal. Sen. Tony Foriest, a freshman Democrat from fast-growing Alamance County, said he can support the proposal because it requires county voters to approve it before it could go into effect. He agreed with Easley that a land transfer tax could give counties another option to raise revenues rather than relying on the property tax. The six counties in Basnight's district have a 1 percent land transfer tax, and officials there say they have been able to keep property taxes low as a result.

"You might find yourself in a situation where the land transfer tax might be more palatable," Foriest said.
Harrell and Foriest are both African-American. Gossage and Gunn are white.


Chris said...

Greg, where is all your reporting and blogging about all the soft and hard dollars spent by the unions in the last election. This money pales in comparison to what the Realtors spent.

National Association of Educators
Beverly Perdue $1.38 million (includes allowable TV ads and polling)
NC Democratic Party $275,000
Alliance for North Carolina $250,000
Service Employees International
NC Democratic Party $1.154 million
Alliance for North Carolina $250,000
Sidney Sandy $44,510 (Republican House candidate from Union County)
Chuck Stone $104,560 Former SEANC President and Senate candidate
NC Democratic House Caucus $15,000
NC Democratic Senate Caucus $30,000
NC Democratic Party $202,500
NC Association of Educators
NC Democratic Party $22,150
NC Democratic House Committee $23,000
NC Democratic Senate Committee $20,000
NC Republican House Committee $4,000
NC Republican Women’s Caucus $1,000
Communications Workers of America
NC Democratic Party $10,750
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
NC Democratic Party $30,500
United Food and Commercial Workers Union
NC Democratic Senate Committee $2,500
NC Democratic Party $101,000

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