42 Facts About Al Gore

1. Al Gore related that: "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect.

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2. In 2009, Al Gore described the British court ruling as being "in my favor.

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3. Al Gore ruled that the film could be shown to schoolchildren in the UK if guidance notes given to teachers were amended to balance out the film's one-sided political views.

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4. Al Gore helped to organize the Live Earth benefit concerts.

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5. Al Gore appeared with her at a rally on Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus on October 11, 2016.

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6. Al Gore was criticized for this endorsement by eight Democratic contenders particularly since he did not endorse his former running mate Joe Lieberman.

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7. Al Gore used his political influence to expedite landing rights in New Orleans.

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8. In 2006, Al Gore criticized Bush's use of domestic wiretaps without a warrant.

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9. The next year, Al Gore gave a speech which covered many topics, including what he called "religious zealots" who claim special knowledge of God's will in American politics.

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10. Bill Clinton and Al Gore had maintained an informal public distance for eight years, but they reunited for the media in August 2009.

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11. Al Gore eventually went on to win every primary and caucus and, in March 2000 even won the first primary election ever held over the Internet, the Arizona Presidential Primary.

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12. Al Gore went on the offensive during these debates leading to a drop in the polls for Bradley.

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13. Al Gore challenged Bradley to a series of debates which took the form of "town hall" meetings.

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14. Al Gore faced an early challenge by former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley.

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15. Al Gore was introduced by his eldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff.

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16. Al Gore discussed the possibility of running during a March 9, 1999, interview with CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.

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17. In 1996, Al Gore became involved in a finance controversy over his attendance at an event at the Buddhist Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California.

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18. In 1998, Al Gore began promoting a NASA satellite that would provide a constant view of the Earth, marking the first time such an image would have been made since The Blue Marble photo from the 1972 Apollo 17 mission.

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19. Al Gore launched the GLOBE program on Earth Day '94, an education and science activity that, according to Forbes magazine, "made extensive use of the Internet to increase student awareness of their environment".

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20. Al Gore was involved in a number of projects including NetDay'96 and 24 Hours in Cyberspace.

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21. The New York Times said that Al Gore lost support due to his attacks against Jackson, Dukakis, and others.

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22. Al Gore thought he would be the only serious Southern contender; he had not counted on Jesse Jackson.

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23. Al Gore carried seven states in the primaries, finishing third overall.

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24. Al Gore commented: "Our lives were consumed with the struggle to restore his body and spirit.

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25. In 1990, Senator Al Gore presided over a three-day conference with legislators from over 42 countries which sought to create a Global Marshall Plan, "under which industrial nations would help less developed countries grow economically while still protecting the environment.

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26. In 1991, Al Gore was one of ten Democrats who supported the Gulf War.

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27. Al Gore sat on the House Intelligence Committee and, in 1982, introduced the Gore Plan for arms control, to "reduce chances of a nuclear first strike by cutting multiple warheads and deploying single-warhead mobile launchers.

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28. In 1981, Al Gore was quoted as saying with regard to homosexuality, "I think it is wrong", and "I don't pretend to understand it, but it is not just another normal optional life style.

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29. Al Gore spent many weekends in Tennessee, working with his constituents.

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30. In 1971, Al Gore began to work the night shift for The Tennessean as an investigative reporter.

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31. Al Gore received an honorable discharge from the Army in May 1971.

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32. Al Gore eventually decided that enlisting in the Army would be the best way that he could contribute to the anti-war effort.

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33. Al Gore was in college during the era of anti-Vietnam War protests.

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34. In May 2012, it was reported that Al Gore started dating Elizabeth Keadle of California.

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35. Al Gore met Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson at his St Albans senior prom in 1965.

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36. Al Gore graduated 25th in a class of 51, applied to Harvard and was accepted.

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37. Al Gore attended St Albans School, an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in Washington, DC, from 1956 to 1965, a prestigious feeder school for the Ivy League.

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38. Al Gore is a descendant of Scots-Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-17th-century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.

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39. Al Gore was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth in 2006.

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40. Al Gore served as Vice President during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001.

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41. Al Gore was a Representative from Tennessee and from 1985 to 1993 served as one of the state's Senators.

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42. Al Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was re-elected in 1996.

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