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- Brendan Steinhauser Director, Federal and State Campaigns FreedomWorks
- Rick Perlstein author of "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" and "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus."
- Grover Norquist president, Americans for Tax Reform
- John Avlon senior political columnist, The Daily Beast and author of "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America" www.thedailybeast.com
- Judson Phillips Organizer, the National Tea Party Convention www.teaparty.com
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