Douglas MacKinnon was press secretary to former Senator Bob Dole. He is also a former White House and Pentagon official. Mr. MacKinnon grew up on welfare and was homeless a number of times as a child and has fought for those near or below the poverty line for most of his adult life.

Mr. MacKinnon is also a columnist and author. His memoir entitled Rolling Pennies In The Dark will be out in early 2012.

Mr. MacKinnon can be emailed at: douglas.mackinnon@verizon.net

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