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Mike Gravel Explains His Absence

I'm the first one to admit I was tickled by Gravel's straightforward, non-politician speaking at the first debate, a refreshing change from the care

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I'm the first one to admit I was tickled by Gravel's straightforward, non-politician speaking at the first debate, a refreshing change from the carefully crafted dodges and spin the other candidates made. But I'm not sure what to make of some of his actions now. Gravel did not appear at the AFL-CIO Democratic Candidate Debate last night, for which he was quick to accuse the AFL-CIO of not inviting him, but later admitted that his campaign had not turned in the necessary paperwork in time. He speaks with Contessa Brewer of MSNBC of that and his refusal to be discouraged by his "third tier" contender status.

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