Carpetbaggers Gonna Carpetbag

Sean Eldridge mingles with a commoner. (Facebook)

Sean Eldridge, who became fabulously wealthy by marrying Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate, really wants to be a member of Congress. Eldridge’s husband, Chris Hughes, has purchased multiple mansions in multiple congressional districts in New York in an effort to make this happen. In his current district (NY-19), Eldridge has sought to establish a modern-day feudal system in order to secure the support of the local commoners.

But if Eldridge fails to win his race against incumbent Chris Gibson (R., N.Y.), a life-long resident of the district, he probably won't stick around. He was asked at a recent campaign event in Hillsdale, N.Y., whether he planned to stay in the 19th district even if he lost, but failed to give a direct answer. Instead, Eldridge said he was "very much committed to the Hudson Valley," a region that includes the town of Garrison in the neighboring 18th congressional district, where the wealthy couple owns another mansion, and where Hughes currently lists his address on campaign finance reports.

"The goal is to win this time," Eldridge said. (Audio below.)