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- Matea Gold Reporter covering money and politics, The Washington Post.
- Kenneth Gross Attorney specializing in political law, former associate general counsel, Federal Election Commission
- Jan Baran Head of the election law group at Wiley Rein LLP, former general counsel to the Republican National Committee and author of "The Election Law Primer for Corporations."
- Derek Willis Reporter for The Upshot, a New York Times politics and policy site
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