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First Democrat to formally announce bid for presidency

Published: Thursday April 13, 2006

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Former Senator Mike Gravel is to be the first Democrat to formally announce his candidacy for president, RAW STORY has learned.

A release issued by the Alaskan former lawmaker claims he intends to announce his bid for the Democratic nomination at a press conference on April 17.

Gravel represented the State of Alaska from 1969-1980 in the United States Senate.

Other lawmakers have intimated that they will, or like will, also seek the nomination, but next Monday will mark the first formal announcement.

Relevant portions of the release follow:


News Advisory:

WHO: Mike Gravel for President 2008

WHAT: Press Conference where former United States Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska, 1969-1980) will announce his Candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States.

WHEN: Monday, April 17, 10 a.m.

WHERE: The National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20045, 202-662-7500, 202-662-7512 - Fax

Paid for by Mike Gravel for President 2008