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Statements by Co-Founders of Unity08 on Bloomberg’s decision to change his party affiliation from Republican to Unaffiliated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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Statements by Doug Bailey and Jerry Rafshoon, Co-Founders of Unity08, on Michael Bloomberg’s decision to change his party affiliation from Republican to Unaffiliated.

"The announcement by Michael Bloomberg reinforces what Unity08 has been saying since our inception, that the current political system is broken and does not address the concerns of the majority of the population. Although we had no prior knowledge of Mayor Bloomberg’s intentions and we have no idea what it may or may not mean to Unity08, it is obvious that he too understands the need for common ground."
Doug Bailey, Co-Founder, Unity08

"Michael Bloomberg is the perfect independent leader. And, a very competent one who knows how to work across party lines to get results."
Jerry Rafshoon, Co-Founder, Unity08

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