- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an advocate for the working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000.

Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, the self-described Democratic socialist bought a seasonal waterfront home in North Hero, Vermont, in the Lake Champlain islands, for $575,000, as first reported by Seven Days weekly newspaper.

The independent senator and his wife also own a row house in Washington, D.C., and a home in Burlington, Vermont, a Sanders’ spokesman said Thursday.

“We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years - almost always on day trips,” his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, said.

She said her family recently let go of a home they had owned in Maine, enabling her and her husband to buy the place on Lake Champlain. She said her family had owned a lake home in Maine since 1900 but didn’t have time to go there in recent years, particularly since her parents died.

She had always hoped to buy a place in the Lake Champlain islands, she said.

Sanders lost the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton.

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