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|Last Edited||BILLYW Aug 16, 2003 10:00am|
|News Date||Saturday, August 16, 2003 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||A District of Columbia tax saving of less than $1,000 on his new Washington home has helped Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle's foes in the conservative Club for Growth claim that he is "a Washington resident and not the average man of Aberdeen (S.D.)." |
D.C. tax records show that Daschle claimed the $30,000 "homestead" tax exemption on the French colonial home he purchased on fashionable Foxhall Road for $1.9 million. While intended to help lower-income Washingtonians, the exemption is available for any home in the nation's capital that is the occupant's "permanent" residence. But South Dakota law requires that all of its elected officials be residents of the state.
Neither Daschle nor Republican former Rep. John Thune has announced his candidacy for their expected Senate showdown next year.