Michael J. Gardiner is a lawyer who has run unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the 2nd District, in 2010 and 2012. Born in 1962, he is a graduate of Cranston High School East, the University of Rhode Island and the Western New College School of Law. He served in the Rhode Island Army National Guard from 1981 through 1992. He is divorced with one child.
Facts are under assault in 2020.
We can't fight back misinformation about the election and COVID-19 without you. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact
I would like to contribute
Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.
In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.