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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Lawmakers’ sweet properties inspire house envy (read-this roundup)

The view from Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger's (D-Md.) condo residents, units 708 and 608, at the ocean front Summer Beach complex in Ocean City. (Melina Mara - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The fantastic package by our Post colleagues looking into how congressional earmarks benefit projects located near lawmakers’ own property has us feeling a little like the curious neighbor dropping by the open house down the block.

Or like the voyeuristic thrill one gets from a good episode of “House Hunters.” We actually get to peek into the homes of Members of Congress--and there’s some pretty nice real estate to drool over. We get to check out the little condo building in Ocean City, Md., where Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) own a couple of units. It’s got a killer view.

And Tybee Island looks pretty good right now (it’s where Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston owns a cottage a scant 900 feet from the beach).

Major property envy.

Elsewhere, there are two handy-dandy guides to following today’s Minnesota and Colorado Republican caucuses.

Our favorite quote in today’s news: “I was the perfect candidate... America had their chance with the perfect candidate.” --Rep. Michele Bachmann, in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

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