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- Donna Brazile Democratic strategist and superdelegate in the Democratic convention; chair of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute; formerly, manager of the 2000 Gore-Lieberman campaign
- Reverend Derrick Harkins 19th Street Baptist Church
- Deborah Simmons editorial page editor and columnist, "The Washington Times"
- John Harwood chief Washington correspondent for CNBC; reporter, "The New York Times;" coauthor with Jerry Seib of "Pennsylvania Avenue, Profiles in Backroom Power"
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