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- Jonetta Rose Barras WAMU resident political analyst and columnist for "The Examiner"
- Kwame Brown D.C. Councilmember (D-At-Large); Chairman, Committee on Economic Development
- Nathan Saunders General Vice President, Washington Teachers' Union
- Robert Kabel State Chairman, District of Columbia Republican Committee
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