Hillary: A broker's best friend...

Dean Foust

Came across this item on the Real Town web site that Hillary Clinton is sponsoring a bill that bars commercial banks from hiring real estate brokers/agents. Some were shocked that Hillary would effectively turn on the powerful banking interests in New York City and side with real estate agents, but its probably a shrewd political move: While bank executives might have been appreciative if she supported their efforts to expand into the real estate brokerage business, most are rockrib Republicans and would still be apt to back the Republic nominee. And most bank employees aren't going to reflexively vote for Hillary if she supported banks owning real estate brokerages. In the greater scheme, they probably couldn't care less. But as for real estate agents, this is an important issue and one that might draw Hillary some of their votes -- and their contributions, since agents tend to be particularly aggressive on the political front.

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