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A Billionaire Real Estate Mogul Can’t Find Love in Hillaryland

  • Kemper Freeman built property fortune amid Seattle-area boom
  • His positions on light rail and Trump draw local criticism

Kemper Freeman runs what he claims is the most-visited retail destination in the Pacific Northwest, lucrative enough to make him a billionaire. What it hasn’t done is make him particularly popular in the Seattle area.

The 75-year-old Freeman has vigorously opposed a $54 billion light-rail project, pitting himself against environmentalists, local government and even a business group his father established back in the ’70s. He’s also a Republican and a Donald Trump donor. None of this goes over well in a county that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton.