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Rumors circling what’s been coined as the potential “West Coast White House” have made their way onto the national radar.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's home on Dunemere Dr. in La Jolla has been the talk of the town since the former Massachusetts governor bought the home about four years ago.
A recent article in the New York Times profiled advancements in the home’s renovations, made infamous by the complaints of neighbors in the area. Those complaints may have more to do with La Jolla’s changing political makeup than the secret service SUVs parked outside their homes, neighbors interviewed in the article said.
Read the full article on the New York Times’ website.
“It’s odd that this is where Romney picked a place — it’s so progressive,” Neighbor Randy Clark, who lives with his partner four doors up the street from the Romney home, told the NYT.
La Jolla is home to 7,764 registered Republicans and 7,024 registered Democrats. The changing politics of the area are significant, as Romney’s own viewpoints are examined under the microscope of his campaign.
“Americans want to know who they're electing to the White House,” read one commentary from an MSNBC Lean Forward contributor, “including what their character is, their habits, and how they live their lives and interact with others. The Romney's building of a $12-million house in La Jolla is certainly fair game, as is their interaction with gay neighbors.”
Construction still has not started on the 3,000 square-foot home. Renovations are expected to expand the single-story beach-front house to about 11,000 square-feet.