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Lawrence Lessig is Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School, and author of the book, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It." This is an updated version of an article originally published here. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)The word is that Donald Trump is considering Newt Gingrich for vice president. Trump needs an insider, someone with real experience. Former Speaker Gingrich, leader of the Republican resurgence in the House in the early 1990s, certainly has that experience. Indeed, there is perhaps no one else on the right with the knowledge that Gingrich has -- and no one else who would be a better target for the increasingly reform-focused Democratic Party.