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David McCabe Mar 13, 2017
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The contenders for next GOP FCC commissioner

Clockwise from top left: Brandt Hershman, Roslyn Layton, Ben Moncrief, Michelle Connolly

Tech isn't top of mind in Washington right now: Congress is consumed by the Obamacare fight, the major antitrust job at the Justice Department sits empty, and the FTC doesn't yet have a permanent chair.

For now, that means most of the action is at the FCC, which has already moved quickly under new Republican Chairman Ajit Pai to roll back Obama-era policies. And who Trump nominates for the third Republican seat is the current hot parlor game in D.C. telecom circles. Here's a look at the contenders for the job, according to people familiar with discussions. (The White House declined to comment.)