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Rep. Sam Farr: The Congressman, a fifth-generation Californian, represents the state’s beautiful Central Coast. Throughout his 14-year tenure, Farr has been a leading advocate for California agriculture, an outspoken activist for affordable housing and a champion of the oceans.

Jennifer Brunner: Ohio’s first woman to serve as secretary of state

Ari Melber: is The Nation’s Net movement correspondent, and a writer for the Campaign 08 blog at as well as a writer at

Steve Freeman: is co-author of Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count (New York: Seven Stories Press).

Matt Siegel: for over twenty years, Mr. Siegel has hosted “Matty In The Morning”, on WXKS, aka “KISS 108” in Boston. He recently received “Personality of the Year” at the National Association Of Broadcasters’ Marconi Awards. 

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Greg Palast: is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Armed Madhouse” (Penguin Paperback 2007). When Palast, investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering, turned his skills to journalism, he was quickly recognized as, “The most important investigative reporter of our time” [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, where his first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers.

John Wellington Ennis: attended the USC and NYU Film Schools.  His production company Shoot First Inc. specializes in non-fiction entertainment.

Bob Fitrakis: is a lawyer and award-winning journalist and Professor of Political Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus State Community College.