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Mike Gravel on the Issues

A note about our methodology:

What distinguishes this site is that we only compile impartial data - we do not measure or compare campaign rhetoric, promises, or spin.

Even though Sen. Gravel has a very strong track record in Alaska,we are concerned only with objective comparisons on national issues.

Included below is the best objective data we have compiled on this candidate:

 Top 8 Voter Issues for 2008:


Majority of Americans

Mike Gravel

Iraq War

No (72%)


Patriot Act

No (76%)


Unrestricted Reproductive Rights

Yes (52%)



No (68%)


Amnesty program for non-citizens

Yes (57%)


Marriage Equality

No (54%)


Living Wage

Yes (59%)


Universal Health Care

Yes (59%)


Quotes From Mike Gravel: 

  • Any abortion decision should remain between woman & doctor. (Apr 2007)
  • Stem Cell research should not be limited. (Jun 2006)
  • Unequivocally supports same-sex marriage. (Feb 2007)
  • Politicians use fear to manipulate us all. (Feb 2007)
  • Calling critics or doubters un-American is anti-patriotic. (Aug 2006)
  • Eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing laws. (May 2007)
  • Citizen Power includes abolition of the death penalty. (Jan 2007)

  • War on drugs loses an entire generation to our prisons. (May 2007)
  • Legalize the use and possession of marijuana. (Feb 2007)
  • US schools fail because we're yoked by military. (Feb 2007)
  • Citizen Power includes school vouchers. (Jan 2007)
  • US schools fail because we're yoked by military. (Feb 2007)
  • Citizen Power includes school vouchers. (Jan 2007)
  • I started the nuclear critique in this country. (Apr 2007)
  • Make Global Warming a matter of national security. (Dec 2006)
  • Immediately sign the Kyoto protocol. (Nov 2006)
  • US has no important enemies, so treat world as equals. (Apr 2007)
  • Bi-lateral plus multi-lateral talks with North Korea. (Aug 2006)
  • Institute healtharereforms by people's National Initiative. (Mar 2007)
  • I've got no money; of course I'm for campaign finance reform. (Feb 2007)
  • You can be empowered to vote on issues that affect your life. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal the Electoral College; enact federal term limits. (Dec 2006)
  • National Initiative to allow citizen law makers. (Nov 2006)
  • Require license & training for gun ownership. (May 2007)
  • Single-payer health care plan via vouchers you can add to. (Mar 2007)
  • Real reform impossible under mercantile lobbying system. (Mar 2007)
  • Reforming employer-based system keeps historical accident. (Mar 2007)
  • Vouchers provide freedom of choice and perhaps public plan. (Mar 2007)
  • President has role to energize people for preventive health. (Mar 2007)
  • Phase out Medicare and Medicaid over time. (Mar 2007)
  • Citizen Power includes universal health care. (Jan 2007)
  • US is the greatest violator of the non-proliferation treaty. (Apr 2007)
  • Filibustered the draft in '71, causing its expiration in '73. (Jan 2007)
  • Raze Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons to the ground. (Dec 2006)
  • Cut US nuclear arsenal from 10,000 to a couple hundred. (Nov 2006)
  • War on terror will fail like war on drugs & war on poverty. (Nov 2006)
  • Fight terrorism with dogged global police work. (Nov 2006)
  • Remove power to declare war from Congress-they've abdicated. (Apr 2006)
  • Fought & beat Nixon White House on Pentagon Papers in 1971. (Apr 2006)
  • Bush administration's secrecy is worse than Nixon's. (Apr 2006)
  • Threatening nukes is immoral foreign policy. (Apr 2007)
  • Fighting terrorism with a war doesn't work. (Apr 2007)
  • Wipe out the income tax! -- it's regressive. (Feb 2007)
  • National sales tax; no exceptions; prebates for essentials. (Feb 2007)
  • Supports a national sales tax to replace IRS. (Jan 2007)
  • Repeal the income tax and close down the IRS. (Dec 2006)
  • Tax system unfairness only superceded by incomprehensibility. (Apr 2006)
  • Soldiers in Iraq are dying in vain; so just get out. (Apr 2007)
  • Iraq war was lost the day Bush invaded-make it illegal. (Apr 2007)
  • 2008 election will be decided by how Democrats handle war. (Feb 2007)
  • Bush can sign bill to end war, or he can believe in God. (Feb 2007)
  • Anyone who voted for the war should not be president. (Feb 2007)
  • Bring the troops home now. (Feb 2007)
  • Stop nuclear proliferation: the Cold War is over. (Feb 2007)
  • Immediate withdrawal from the war in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Commence an immediate and orderly withdrawal from Iraq. (Dec 2006)
  • Election was mandate for peace but carnage continues for oil. (Dec 2006)