Dubuque home resembling the White House hosts campaign decor

Published: Nov. 4, 2016 at 5:03 PM CDT
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A Dubuque man who's home looks similar to The White House, says he knows who he wants working in the real White House.

Decades ago Ronnie McDonald designed his home to look just like The White House in Washington D.C.

Dubuque's own Ronald McDonald, has a famous name. He also has a famous house.

"They say it's the most photographed house on Facebook. I don't know about that, but people are stopping out here all the time," said McDonald.

Right now, he's using that notoriety to draw attention to his presidential candidate of choice. Hillary Clinton.

"The American people have to talk to one another because people are talking, everybody is like this all the time," said McDonald.

While he's supported Democrats in the past two elections, McDonald says he's a long time independent voter.

"I voted for George H.W. Bush. 1988 and 1992, twice," said McDonald.

McDonald and his wife built the first half of their house in 1969. Then in 1993 he came up with an idea to expand.

"It's to scale of the south wing. Mine is 28 ft. compared to their columns which are 14 ft. It's 165 ft., the White House is. This one is 90 ft., "said McDonald.

For 60 years, McDonald's band "Ronnie McDonald and the M & M's" toured the country playing classic American songs.

"In Music I copied nothing but the songs that were tremendous classics. And then you can do no wrong. I have different homes around and when I design something, it's designed off a classic," said McDonald.