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Comments () | Published August 1, 2009

Gregory Craig, White House counsel

Cleveland Park

Cost (1990): $2 million.

Assessed value: $3.4 million.

President Obama is the most recent star in Craig’s long list of high-profile clients, who include Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial, Senator Ted Kennedy, would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley, and Juan Miguel González, father of shipwrecked Cuban refugee Elián González.

Jim Messina, deputy chief of staff

Takoma Park

Cost (2003): $320,000

Assessed value: $600,000

A longtime Washington player, Messina has been chief of staff for three congressional Democrats, including Senator Max Baucus of Montana. The legendary workaholic lives in this 1,400-square-foot, red-brick house in Takoma Park, one of the area’s most liberal neighborhoods.

Costs and assessments were obtained through land and tax records, where available.

This article first appeared in the August 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here.

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