Gravel - Senator with a Spine
Mike Gravel came in second. I didn't know who Gravel was until I checked his website, at which point I instantly remembered, "Oh yes, this is the former senator from Alaska who was highly recommended by my fellow JFK assassination researchers." So I read Gravel's bio, and was struck by the following statement, a statement which proves
that it is
possible for congresspeople to have a spine -- contrary to today's popular myth and example.
In 1971, [Gravel] waged a successful one-man filibuster for five months that forced the Nixon administration to cut a deal, effectively ending the draft in the United States.