The Draft Bloomberg Committee reports in its 1st Quarter Disclosure that it received a $1,288 contribution from Unity08 on March 4, 2008. Unity08 reports no such contribution to the Draft Bloomberg Committee in its 1st Quarter report (filed two days late and just now made available). Both Unity08 and the Draft Bloomberg Committee report other activities continuing through the end of the 1st Quarter of 2008.
Reinforcing the conclusion that Unity08 and the Draft Bloomberg Committee (despite insisting that they were separate organizations) were actually housed in the same office, Unity08 reports making a separate payment of $1,041 on February 15, 2008 to the Draft Bloomberg Committee for “reimbursement of telephone and office expenses” … which would be very hard to explain unless Unity08 and the Draft Bloomberg Committee were sharing the same telephone and office.
Very curious. If you’d like to find out exactly how Unity08 and the Draft Bloomberg Committee were intertwined, you’ll have to ask Doug Bailey, the Republican political operative who founded both groups and who… seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth.