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Chris Christie

Location: Mendham, N.J.
Price: $1.677 million estimated value
Bedrooms: N/A
Bathrooms: N/A
Square footage: 6,979

The cantankerous governor of New Jersey is one of the most recognizable state leaders and has been mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. His family home on 6 hilltop acres in Mendham was built in 1959.

Christie opted to make the 50-mile commute to the State House from Mendham, rather than move into Drumthwacket, the official governor’s mansion, in Princeton, so he didn’t have to pull his kids out of school, according to The New York Times. However, he told the Times in 2009 that his wife, Mary Pat, planned a weekly family dinner at Drumthwacket, so that the family could have dinner together at least once a week.

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