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Some top members of Nassau’s delegation to the Republican convention were caught on camera by MSNBC on the first night of the Republican convention. Can you identify them?

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In the second row, in a maroon jacket, leaning over to talk to a silver-haired man in the third row is Nassau Republican Chairman Joseph Mondello. Next to him, rubbing his forehead, is Mondello’s second in command, Joseph Cairo. Next to Cairo looking down is County Executive Edward Mangano and next to him is Rep. Peter King.

In the third row, leaning forward to talk to Mondello, is Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino. To the right of Santino is former Hempstead Presiding Supervisor Greg Peterson. On the left is longtime Oyster Bay Republican Leader Jim Picken. And next to Picken, looking at the camera, is Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin.