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Trump’s Advantage on Economy Could Face Test on Housing

The Republican may be best positioned to pick up voters still dealing with foreclosures or underwater mortgages in Ohio and across the wide swaths of the Midwest.
An auction sign stands in front of a foreclosed house on Oct. 29, 2012, in Warren, Ohio.

An auction sign stands in front of a foreclosed house on Oct. 29, 2012, in Warren, Ohio.

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Marc Dann, who sues mortgage brokers and banks over predatory loans in Ohio, is losing business to Donald Trump.

A former Democratic attorney general, Dann watched as two of his clients this year temporarily suspended their lives, and quit their small businesses to go to follow Trump’s campaign during the primary season.