Professional Trade Association morphs into a PAC.

     The Tucson Association of REALTORS (TAR) describes itself as “the largest professional trade associations in Southern Arizona with over 5,200 members.”  As a trade association it is surprising the extent to which TAR is promoting the candidacy of Steve Huffman

     TAR of course announced that Steve received the endorsement of the National Association of REALTORS.  Since then the TAR has been sending out e-mails to its members asking them to volunteer to help with Steve’s campaign.  This level of advocacy shows the trade association has clearly taken on a specific political mission.  TAR has a link to someone named Oscar if you want to volunteer for Huffman.  One might think that Oscar is with the Huffman campaign.  On the TAR web site Oscar is listed as the associations Public Affairs Coordinator.  So an employee of the trade group is using his work e-mail to coordinate volunteers for the Huffman campaign.  Sounds like the trade association has turned in the Huffman for Congress HQ.


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