Michael is President and Co-founder of the Center For Small Government. He also co-founded the Massachusetts End the Income Tax ballot initiatives with Carla Howell, as spokesperson, primary fund-raiser and Communications Director. In 2002 Michael ran for US Senate against 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, winning 19% of the vote — the highest vote for a Libertarian US Senate candidate ever. In 1996 he organized the Harry Browne for President campaign, and was fund-raiser and key adviser to Browne for both his 1996 and 2000 campaigns. Michael has been politically active since 1976 and has raised over $8 million for small government candidates, projects, and initiatives.