Mike Gravel speaks to The Phil…

Mike Gravel

On Thursday 3oth October, the Phil played host to Mike Gravel. Gravel is a former Democratic Senator from Alaska and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election. Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for having put the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 despite risk to himself. He conducted an unusual campaign for the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States in 1972, and in 2006, Gravel began a run for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

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