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DC REALTORS® Make “Heavy Lift” to Help Elect Champion to City Council

June 2014

The 2,400-member District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) had long been at odds with the City Council member from Ward 1, a 16-year incumbent and a staunch advocate for higher real estate taxes and more rent control.  One opposition candidate, Brianne Nadeau, looked like a promising alternative, but she was down by 25 percentage points.  Knowing it would be a heavy lift, they launched an independent expenditure campaign with phone calls, internet banners and door-to-door canvasing.  In the end, their candidate won by 17 points.

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