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Barrasso's new digs. (MRIS)

It’s appointed-and-then-elected senator house buying time!

John Barrasso, the Republican junior senator from Wyoming since 2007, may have figured he’ll be sticking around for a while. In mid-June, he and his wife Bobby Brown dropped $1.02 million on a handsome three-bedroom Victorian rowhouse two blocks from the Capitol, at 323 A Street NE. Which is something of a change from the house listed as Barrasso’s mailing address: An estate on a rural mountain road in Casper, Wyoming.

Going for more of a bargain, Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet paid $711,500 for a three-bedroom at 443 4th Street NE in mid-June as well.

Congratulations to both on their easy walking commutes to work.