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"Doug Bailey is a co-founder of Unity08, a nonprofit 527 organization that’s trying to create an alternate 2008 presidential ticket “headed by a woman and/or man from each major party, or by an independent who presents a Unity Team from both parties.” Bailey is the founder of The Hotline, a political newsletter operated by National Journal, and a former Republican media consultant whose clients included President Gerald Ford, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, and Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. Operating as Bailey, Deardourff and Associates, he and the late John Deardourff were among the first national political consultants." [1]

"Dr. Bailey founded The Hotline in 1987, which quickly became required reading for Washington decision-makers. He sold the company in 1996, continued to serve as CEO and Executive Publisher until 1999, then left to pursue philanthropic ventures. Prior to his media career, Dr. Bailey founded one of the first national political consulting firms with John Deardourff, Bailey Deardourff & Associates, which conducted over 60 statewide November victories. By the 1970s, the firm counted over half of the nation’s Republican governors as clients. Dr. Bailey began his career on Capitol Hill where he advised a consortium of Congressmen on policy issues. He also served as principal deputy to Henry Kissinger on Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s foreign and defense policy staff. He has authored two books on foreign and military policy.

"During the last decade, Dr. Bailey has been an active leader of several innovative political and philanthropic causes, serving as an officer or on the board of Unity08, Freedom's Answer, Freedom Channel, and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy." [2]

"Bailey has worked vigorously to encourage dialogue between political candidates and the public, co-founding the Rolling Cyber Debate, Freedom Channel, Youth-e-Vote and (along with JSA’s Mike McCurry) Freedom’s Answer.

"For the 2008 campaign, Bailey allied with Republican Jim Jonas and Democrats Gerald Rafshoon and Roger Carver (as well as the late Hamilton Jordan), to create Unity08, which sought to create a presidential ticket that would have a one Republican and one Democrat. Following Unity08, Bailey put his muscle behind a “draft” for a third-party presidential candidacy for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg." [1]

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  1. Doug Bailey, Center for Public Integrity, accessed August 28, 2008.
  2. Doug Bailey, Three Ships Media, accessed January 19, 2011.