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Wiley Rein’s Michael Toner To Serve as Delegate Analyst for CNN

April 8, 2016

Washington DCMichael E. Toner, co-chair of Wiley Rein LLP’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, will serve as a “delegate analyst” for CNN between now and the 2016 Republican National Convention, which will be held in Cleveland from July 18 to July 21—and which has the potential to be a contested convention. In his role as delegate analyst, Mr. Toner will “examine the dynamics of what promises to be a nailbiter of a GOP convention,” as reported yesterday in The Washington Post.

Mr. Toner is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and former chief counsel at the Republican National Committee. He is a seasoned election law expert and political veteran with a wealth of experience advising candidates, political committees, trade associations, and corporate clients on federal and state election law compliance. 

Among the nation’s top tier of election lawyers, Michael is an active author who has contributed to several books including The Surge, Barack Obama and the New AmericaPendulum Swing, The Year of ObamaThe Sixth Year Itch, and Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election. His articles have been published in The Washington PostUSA TodayThe Boston GlobeThe Chicago TribuneThe Washington TimesThe HillCampaigns & Elections, Roll Call, and University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Mr. Toner also has appeared as a guest commentator on Fox News Channel, ABC News, CBS Evening News, MSNBC, Bloomberg News, Fox Business Network, C-SPAN, the BBC, and National Public Radio.

Wiley Rein has the premier Election Law & Government Ethics Practice in the country, recognized by Chambers USA as “the gold standard in this business.” The Group represents more than 300 U.S. and foreign corporations and trade associations, as well as individuals, elected officials, campaign committees, political party committees, and other political organizations.