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- Rob Christensen chief political writer, "The News and Observer" (Raleigh, North Carolina); author "The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics"
- Adam Smith political editor, St. Petersburg Times
- Brian Vargus professor of political science, Indiana University
- Charles Mahtesian national politics editor, Politico
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