Sanders’ ‘summer camp’ in Vermont becomes fodder in debate
February 20, 2020 3:36PM AKST
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ vacation home in Vermont has become fodder in the Democratic campaign for president. New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg said in Wednesday’s debate that “the best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses.” Sanders shot back by saying he has a home in Washington, where he works; in Burlington, Vermont, where he lives; and a summer camp “like thousands of other Vermonters.” The assistant town clerk in the tiny town of North Hero, Vermont, said Thursday that Sanders’ lakefront home is valued at $540,000. A real estate agent called it a modest seasonal house on an acre with “a decent amount” of lake frontage.