Mike Gravel

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Maurice Robert Gravel, better known as Mike Gravel, is a candidate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Record and controversies

2008 presidential election

Gravel announced on April 17, 2006 that he would seek the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.[2] He changed his party affiliation to Libertarian on March 26, 2008.[3]

Main article: U.S. presidential election, 2008


Gravel was born on May 13, 1930. He represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 1969-1981. He later became the founder and chairman of the Democracy Foundation. In 2001, he became the director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI), eventually the chairman of that institution. Gregory Fossedal, a co-founder and Senior fellow of AdTI, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Democracy Foundation.[4]

Articles and resources

External resources

External articles


  1. Honorary Advisory Board, Student World Assembly, accessed December 18, 2007.
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  3. A Personal Message from Mike, gravel2008.com, March 26, 2008
  4. [2]