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Revisiting the Romneys' La Jolla beach house -- and its car elevator
Revisiting the Romneys' La Jolla beach house -- and its car elevator

You remember Mitt Romney's California beach house? If you don't remember the house, surely you remember plans for that infamous car elevator? In March 2012, Politico revealed that Mitt and Ann Romney's renovation of their $12-million beachfront home, one of three they owned, would include a two-level, four-car garage with a mechanized lift: "The cars," Politico reported, "will have their own separate elevator." Romney was a rich Republican presidential candidate already having trouble convincing voters he understood the struggles of everyday Americans. The elevator would feed that perception until the end of the race. In reality, though, the car...

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