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A panel talks with Diane about the debate and possible vote on campaign finance reform this week in the House of Representatives.
- Jan Baran attorney in private practice specializing in election law and former general counsel to the Republican National Committee
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
- Trevor Potter currently serving as general counsel for Senator John McCain and former chair of the Federal Election Commission
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