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Wanna Get Away? 50 Richest Members Are Renting

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Harkin owns a vacation home in the village of Hope Town on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas worth $500,000 to $1 million.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein owns a condominium worth $1 million to $5 million in the resort town of Princeville on the north coast of Hawaii’s Kauai Island.

A quarter of freshman Democrat Scott Peters’ net worth comes from his wife, Lynn E. Gorguze, the CEO of a private equity firm. She holds a $250,000 to $500,000 investment in a commercial real estate developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In Colorado, Democratic Rep. Jared Polis also invests in foreign real estate. The venture capitalist owns multiple retirement homes in Japan, each worth $1 million to $5 million. He also has several investments in Florida, including a parking deck worth $250,000 to $500,000 in Miami Beach.

Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia both own property in New York City. Blumenthal lists more than a dozen assets, including three office buildings only a few blocks from Times Square on Broadway worth $3 million to $15 million. His wife, Cynthia, also owns numerous New York properties inherited from her father, real estate magnate Peter Malkin. Rockefeller reports a spouse-owned condominium in New York City worth $1 million to $5 million, which is his only real estate asset outside of West Virginia.

Two members of the House, Democrat Chellie Pingree of Maine and Republican John Fleming of Louisiana, own investment property in Dallas.

Pingree has a $1 million to $5 million interest in SouthStar Communities, which develops real estate in Texas and Georgia.

Fleming made $15,000 to $50,000 on his rental home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood in north Dallas.

North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan received a stake in Anchuca Holdings LLC worth $5 million to $25 million as a gift last year from her father, Joe Ruthven. The company controls a substantial number of warehouse and industrial parks primarily in Lakeland, Fla.

Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., all have a majority of their assets in real estate.

But the holdings are primarily in their home states, aside from a few personal residences in the D.C. metro area.

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