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Mike Gravel, meme icon and teen fave, endorses Bernie Sanders

He went with the most left candidate.


David Covucci


Posted on Aug 6, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 7:11 am CDT

Mike Gravel, the former U.S. senator and octogenarian meme star, who became a hit after teens took over his Twitter account and launched a presidential campaign, dropped out of the 2020 race this weekend.

Although he reached some of the polling thresholds, Gravel was not invited to any of the 2020 presidential debates, where he had announced he would challenge U.S. imperialism and centrism.

Today, Gravel made his official 2020 endorsement, favoring the most left candidate in the field, unsurprisingly putting his support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sanders thanked Gravel for the endorsement and pledged to take on his preeminent fight: ending forever wars.

Farewell, Mike Gravel. The memes were too good.


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*First Published: Aug 6, 2019, 10:51 am CDT