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Mike Gravel
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U.S. Senator
    (May 13, 1930- )
    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts
    Birth name is Maurice Robert Gravel
    Served in the United States Army (1951-1954)
    Served in the Counter Intelligence Corps (1951-1954)
    Member of the Alaska House of Representatives (1962-1966)
    Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives (1964-1966)
    Democratic Senator from Alaska (1969-1981)
    Known for helping to end the Vietnam War and the draft (1971-1973)
    Author of 'The Pentagon Papers: Senator Gravel Edition' and 'Citizen Power'
    Announced Presidential candidacy (April 13, 2006)
    Last name 'Gravel' is pronounced 'gruh-VEL'
    He entered the 2008 White House race despite being out of politics since 1981.
    He has almost no chance of winning the Democratic nomination in 2008.
    He supports socialized health care.
    He sought the 1972 Democratic nomination for Vice President but lost.
    As a Senator, he supported a progressive tax system with no loopholes.
    He was beaten in a primary election by his predecessor's grandson (1981).
    He helped end the Vietnam-era draft!
    He also helped end the Vietnam War!
    He beat an incumbent Senator in a primary election (1969).
    He supports direct democracy ('Let the People Decide').
    He opposes militarism and imperialistic foreign policy.
    He has proposed replacing all taxes with a national sales tax (2006).
    He supports fully-funding the Veterans' Administration.
    He opposed the 2003 Iraq War from the get-go.
    He is sick of the Democrats' fudging over ending the 2003 Iraq War.
    He was anti-illegal war before Dennis Kucinich was Cleveland's Mayor!
    He opposes government keeping secrets from its citizens.
    He supports environmental protection and campaign finance reform.
    He was really the first Democrat to enter the 2008 White House race.
    He served alongside fellow Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.
    He said 'Washington needs adult supervision,' about his age (February 2007).

Credit: Obscure Anomaly

    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 92 Votes: 53.26% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 253 Votes: 49.01% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 144 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 67 Votes: 73.13% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 41 Votes: 68.29% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 67 Votes: 52.24% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 265 Votes: 51.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 633 Votes: 44.23% Annoying
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