Happy April 15! This isn’t just the day you need to file your tax return. It’s also the day that political organizations not regulated by the FEC are required to file their 1st Quarter disclosures of political contributions with the Internal Revenue Service.
Well, looky looky. I see the Draft Bloomberg Committee has indeed filed its form 8872 with the IRS.
Guess what organization made a monetary contribution to the Draft Bloomberg Committee in the 1st Quarter of 2008?
I’ll give you a hint… it has something to do with this:
Over at Donklephant, former Unity08 Vice President Bob Roth (who now writes from the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org) declared that “Unity08 was not a process of tranfering, redirecting, re-allocating, re-structuring, re-constituting, or re-organizing into a pro-Bloomberg effort. No member information or money was moved from one organization to the other. They are completely separate organizations.”
Unity08 Founder Douglas L. Bailey also insisted in his opening news conference earlier this month that the Draft Bloomberg Committee is “totally separate” from Unity08 and the two used their contacts with The Hill to arrange an interview there in which they also insist that the Draft Bloomberg Committee and Unity08 are “completely separate.”
Yes, Virginia. Unity08 gave $1,288 to the Draft Bloomberg Committee on March 4, 2008.
How very curious for an organization that swore up and down in its FAQ:
What candidate are you doing this for?
Very curious indeed.