Sometimes a non-endorsement can be more telling than an actual endorsement.
The Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors announced last week their endorsements for this fall's municipal elections. But the press release said that "after much consideration, the Board [of directors of the Realtors] decided not to endorse candidates for the Wake County School Board."
That is not the norm for the group.
In 2007, the Realtors only backed one school board candidate. The group sided with Sean O'Brien in his unsuccessful bid to unseat Beverley Clark.