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- Jonetta Rose Barras WAMU resident political analyst and columnist for "The Examiner"
- Tonya Vidal Kinlow Acting Ombudsman, District of Columbia Public Schools
- Michelle Rhee Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
- Tom Perez Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
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