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article imageMcCain not sure how many houses he owns

By Chris V. Thangham     Aug 21, 2008 in Politics
Republican presidential candidate John McCain admits that he doesn’t know how many houses he and his wife Cindy McCain own.

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McCains' homes in Google Earth
In an interview with Politico, McCain was asked the question how many houses he owns.
He told Politico: I think — I'll have my staff get to you…It's condominiums where — I'll have them get to you.
The McCain campaign called Politico later and said McCain and his wife have at least four houses in three states: Arizona, California and Virginia. Newsweek reported that they have a minimum seven houses. And this article reported that they have at least 9 houses with their Google Map locations and said:
As McCainvminnesota.com reports:
John & Cindy McCain Own At Least Nine Houses In Arizona, California, and Virginia Worth an Estimated $13,123,269. John and Cindy McCain own a plethora of houses spread throughout the United States, including: two beachfront condos in Coronado, California, condo in La Jolla, California, a two-unit condominium complex in Phoenix, Arizona, three ranch houses located outside of Sedona, Arizona, a high-rise condo in Arlington, Virginia, and, according to GQ, a loft they bought for their daughter, Meghan.. [San Diego County Property Records; Maricopa County Property Records; Yavapai County Property Records; Arlington County Property Records; GQ, 3/18/08]
McCain’s rival, Barack Obama, owns one house, a family home in Chicago. McCain used to call him “elitist” early on but with just comparing the houses between them, it is quite obvious who the real elitist is.
McCain reports his income separately and reported $405,409 in 2007, while his wife's income was not reported to the public but it estimated to be nearly $6 million, according to AP. Obama and his wife, Michelle, reportedly made $4.2 million in 2007.
During the forum last week, Rev. Rick Warren asked both candidates to define the term “rich”. Here are their responses:
McCain said: "I think if you are just talking about income, how about $5 million? (audience laughs) But seriously, I don't think you can — I don't think seriously that — the point is that I'm trying to make here, seriously — and I'm sure that comment will be distorted — but the point is that we want to keep people's taxes low and increase revenues."
Obama said: “…those making $250,000 and higher are in the top 3 to 4 percent and doing well."
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