Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is seeking a job that comes with a house, but she and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have many options if the White House thing doesn’t work out.
The couple have purchased a home next door to their primary residence in Chappaqua, N.Y., according to real estate records. That makes three homes worth north of $1 million owned by the Clintons, including a stately mansion near the British Embassy in Washington that Clinton used when she was a senator.
The new house was purchased in August for $1,160,000, according to tax and real estate records. The sale was first reported by CBS News. Clinton’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why the couple bought the second house on Old House Lane or what they plan to do with it.
The Clintons apparently got a bargain. Many homes in the neighborhood sell for considerably more, and this one was reduced twice since going on the market in March for $1,225,000. The seller was former next-door-neighbor Charles C. Chepigin, a New York architect.
The purchase comes as Clinton is ratcheting up her campaign argument that she, and not wealthy Republican opponent Donald Trump, has the better ideas for adding jobs and improving the lot of working- and middle-class Americans.