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Gore, Albert, Jr. (1948-)

FORTY-FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT of the United States from 1993 to 2001 in the Democratic administration of President Bill Clinton, Al Gores political career climaxed with his nomination to run as the Democratic candidate for the presidency in the 2000 election. In one of the most divisive elections in American history, Gore won the popular vote by a margin of more than 500,000 votes, but lost the Electoral College (271–266) to his Republican opponent George W. Bush.

After his failure to win the presidency, Gore, who has always been concerned with green and environmentalist issues, has devoted most of his time to ecological causes. He has focused particularly on global warming with his Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), and with the organization of the Live ...

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