Joe Biden’s beach hideaway has political sun shining on Rehoboth

This resort town known for Atlantic waves that are sometimes surfable, fresh-cut French fries and a 1-mile wooden boardwalk that dates to the 1870s has long prided itself on being the “Nation’s Summer Capital.”

It may soon sport a beach White House.

President-elect Joe Biden owns a $2.7 million, Delaware North Shores home with a swimming pool that overlooks Cape Henlopen State Park, is blocks from the ocean and a short drive from downtown Rehoboth Beach. It’s a getaway about two hours by motorcade from Washington and a bit less than that from Biden’s longtime home in Wilmington.

Biden spent time in Rehoboth Beach after the Democratic National Convention and made his first trip back this weekend as President-elect.

“I think he’s earned, certainly, a couple of days off,” said Jen Psaki, an adviser to Biden’s transition team.

Movie stars Richard Gere and Denzel Washington have frequented Rehoboth Beach, as has ESPN commentator and former Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser. Biden would be the first President to vacation regularly in the shore town.

That may be fitting for Biden, who proudly referred to himself as the poorest man in Congress for much of the 36

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