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Al Gore Hops Into 2016 Race To Back Hillary Clinton

The former vice president has some experience with tough campaigns.
Al Gore, who has a long history with the Clintons, will campaign for Hillary Clinton. 
Al Gore, who has a long history with the Clintons, will campaign for Hillary Clinton. 

WASHINGTON ― Al Gore, the climate change crusader and former vice president, will campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in hopes of getting young people who care about the planet engaged in the election.

CNN first reported on Gore’s involvement Tuesday night:

The Washington Post followed up with more details:

The former vice president, a climate activist, will speak about not just Clinton’s plan to address global warming but the idea that voting for a independent presidential candidate could deliver the White House to Republicans in the same way that Ralph Nader’s candidacy helped undermine his own presidential bid in 2000.

 Gore endorsed Clinton in a series of Tweets in July:

Gore, who served as vice president during Bill Clinton’s presidency, hadn’t been particularly eager to weigh in on the 2016 race until his endorsement. He’s also been quiet since, the Post points out.

Gore has spent most of his time since the 2000 election, when he won the popular vote for president but lost in the electoral college to George W. Bush, working on climate change through a number of groups and media campaigns.

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