To say Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is “living large” would be an understatement. Hovde, who buys banks in his free time, apparently likes to buy multimillion dollar houses as much as he enjoys buying banks.
According to Cory Liebmann over at Eye on Wisconsin, Hovde owns multi-million dollar mansions in both Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
According to the District of Columbia the total value of that home is estimated at over $5 million. Check out a bird’s eye view of that massive home sitting on its sprawling estate.
In preparation for his planned run for the U.S. Senate, Eric Hovde moved back to Wisconsin. It seems that he purchased a very large home on Lake Mendota in 2011. Apparently he took a step down because this one was only valued at $2 million last year. But still it appears to include some of the following features:
- A massive 100′ of prime Lake Mendota frontage, lakeside patio and pier
- It sits across from a golf course
- Formal dining room with an adjacent “butler’s pantry”
- Master bath with a fireplace over a large Jacuzzi
- An exercise room and lower level gym
Don’t take my word for it, check out the video tour with the pretty music.
Here’s a video tour of Eric Hovde’s swank Madison mansion:
Earlier this week, Hovde made news when he said he would love to see the press stop covering sad stories about low-income individuals who can’t get benefits and start covering issues like the deficit more frequently.
“I see a reporter here,” he said. “I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.”
Given his silver spoon upbringing, I suppose I can see why Eric Hovde doesn’t want to be bothered with accounts about the struggles of the people who constitute the bottom 99% of wage earners in our nation. After all, Eric Hovde has bigger things to worry about….like raising campaign funds from outside Wisconsin, flying around in private jets, and carpetbagging.