Where is home, Senator Burr?

Does your claim "Home nearly every weekend" include this home in DC?

About 450 New Jersey Av SE

County/Region: Washington county DC / D.C. Southeast
Year built: 1890 | Builder: N/A
Square footage: 940 sq. ft. (land) | 1,156 sq. ft. (living)

Beds: 3.0 | Baths: 2.5 | Stories: 2

Census tract: 65/Folger Park
Property taxes: $5,913.96 (2008)

You can see the street view of his house (the grey one) if you scroll down to the bottom of the page. I tried to capture the image, but no luck.

It looks like Cass Ballenger (or family) sold it to the Burrs back in 2003, but in 2005 it appears Brooke sold it to her husband?

Sales History (2001-present)
N/A on March 16, 2005
B: Richard M Burr
S: Brooke F Burr

$525,000 on October 1, 2003
B: Brooke F Burr, Richard M Burr
S: Lucinda Garrison Ballenger, D Ballenger Qualified Personal Residence Tru Donna, Melissa Ballenger Jordan, Davis Ballenger Weaver

Yeah, yeah. It's an "investment" property, or cheaper/smarter than paying for a hotel, or whatever. But it's still listed as a "residence" on his financial disclosure statements, and you don't buy a half-million-dollar home if you're anxious to run South every weekend.

Update: Found it:

Politics aside, I am totally jealous. Two blocks from the Library of Congress? :o They'd probably ban me the third time I got accidentally locked in.

Comments

Lessons from Dole

Really, Really?

Is this the best we've got? What Congressman or Senator does not rent or own a home in DC? I'm sorry fellas but this doesn't mean a darn thing. Unless of course we want to say Burr doesn't have the right to own an additional residence where he works hundreds of miles away. This is so frustrating. I have been trying to talk up this race to my friends and family and I can't do it with this kind of bunk. So, what are we going to complain about Hagan's Washington abode or perhaps grumble about Marshall's once she's there? Sheesh.

For what it's worth

I'm with Scarlet on this one, in that our legislators often have a place to live in the capital.

Now if Burr were living in the C-Street house with Heath Shuler, John Ensign, and the rest, there might be an issue of substance.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

It has as much substance

(if not more than) a $500,000 television ad showing him going around shaking hands and claiming he comes home nearly every weekend. And that misleading crap is going to be seen by tens of thousands.

I still don't get it

If he's not "coming home every weekend" as he claims, that's an issue worthy of scrutiny.

Having a place to live in DC is not an issue of substance, unless that place is funded by lobbyists or political operatives or some "religious" group.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR