U.S. Rep. Todd Akin raised his family on a sprawling homestead in this St. Louis County burg, where a modest home now sits among a collection of weathered sheds. Earlier this month, old newspapers had accumulated in the long driveway that separates the property from surrounding suburban mansions.
About 18 miles west, the Republican congressman and his wife own a secluded ranch house near the county line in Wildwood. On a recent afternoon, Akin’s Chevrolet Blazer was parked out front, and a dog sat in the driveway.
Which house is Akin’s official residence?
Akin’s office says he lives in Wildwood. Tax documents show Akin lives in Wildwood. Akin has been telling people since 2009 that he lives in Wildwood.
But the congressman has continued to vote in Town and Country, according to voting records.
Akin has cast a ballot in Town and Country 10 times since he and his wife, Lulli, purchased the Wildwood home at the end of 2007. Most recently, he voted in the April municipal election in Town and Country.
Both addresses are within Akin’s 2nd Congressional District. But the law says voters must cast their ballots in the specific jurisdiction where they live.
Akin, who this month launched a bid for U.S. Senate, declined several interview requests to talk about where he lives and votes. A spokesman said he wasn’t sure when in the last three or so years Akin actually moved.
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