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Background

Experience

Senator, U.S. Senate (1968 - 1980); Representative, Alaska House of Representatives (1963 - 1967); First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BS Economics, Columbia University School of General Studies, New York City, NY.
Home Address
PO Box 1052
Olympia, WA 98507

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Mike Gravel is a former U.S. Senator from Alaska, famous for reading aloud the 4,100 pages of the Pentagon Papers so they would enter the Congressional Record.  His campaign says the goal is not to win, but to instead qualify for the 2020 Democratic debates and highlight climate change, the military-industrial complex, and the war on drugs.

Gravel announced his presidential campaign after the March 31 Federal Election Commission deadline, and therefore has not yet filed campaign finance data.

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?

Health Care

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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