Swalwell buys $1.2 million D.C. duplex; his book’s publishing date pushed back

More than eight years ago, Eric Swalwell promised voters in the 15th congressional district that, unlike the entrenched incumbent congressman who lived in Maryland, he would always live in the district and work in Washington, D.C. For many years, Swalwell kept his promise, flying back-and-forth between the Tri-Valley and central and south county district on almost a weekly basis. This appears to be no longer the case.

Variety reported on Wednesday that Swalwell purchased a $1.2 million duplex in the Eckington neighborhood of D.C. Swalwell’s new home is a recently rehabbed, four-story Victorian. The home is roughly a mile from the capitol.

Over the past year, there have been hints, primarily on social media, that Swalwell no longer resided in the district. Swalwell was believed to have resided in a four-bedroom town house in D.C. He previously lived in Livermore. It’s unclear whether he still maintains an address in the district.

Members of Congress are not required to live in the district they represent, but the vow to stay connected to his constituents was one of the main talking points he used to upset 40-year congressman Pete Stark in 2012. Swalwell often used Stark’s residency as a symbol to represent him out-of-touch with the district’s voters. One mailer during the 2012 campaign depicted Stark as missing. “Have you seen me?” it asked.

It’s also unclear how Swalwell is financing the purchase of the home. During his short run for president last year, numerous reports found his personal finances were drowning in credit card and student loan debts.

In addition, any financial windfall that could come from his forthcoming book purporting to give an insider’s look into President Trump’s impeachment will not come until later this year.

The book was originally scheduled to be released next Tuesday. Due to the pandemic, Swalwell announced on Friday that publication of the book has been pushed back to August.


7 thoughts on “Swalwell buys $1.2 million D.C. duplex; his book’s publishing date pushed back

  1. Social Isolation Master, your views are valid, but perhaps a bit ignorant or misinformed. Have you ever tried to contact his office with any question or inquiry that wasn’t self-serving of Swalwell’s personal interests? I have; in short your message either 1) gets ignored or 2) is responded to with a generic response.

    it would be good to know if Swalwell was contacted for comment, but based upon my experience he won’t reply.


  2. Swalwell has turned out to be a real disappointment. He only cares about one thing and that’s Swalwell. He’s not interested in solving real problems.


  3. He was able to save up $ during the time he was putting Black and Brown people in Santa Rita Jail for smoking pot, while working for the DA.


  4. Maybe it was the Alameda construction unions that bought him the house. The same one that told Aisha Wahab not to run against him or she will loose their support forever.


  5. Did the author, Steven Tavares, ask Rep. Swalwell for a statement? Did the author confirm the member of the House was selling his home in his district? This isn’t hard to determine as sale of property is public information. I suggest the author actually finish researching the topic before publishing the article. That’s called journalism. This is called gossip.


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