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The 76th Annual Missouri State Democratic Convention took place on Saturday, May 13 2000 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the convention, the Missouri Democratic Party nominated Al Gore for President, Mel Carnahan for Senator, and Bob Holden for Governor. Al Gore was serving as the 45th Vice President of United States under President Bill Clinton during the 2000 presidential campaign. It was his second presidential run and he lost the election to the Republican candidate George W. Bush. Bob Holden was the 42nd State Treasurer of Missouri during his campaign. He won the gubernatorial election against the Republican candidate Jim Talent and became the 53rd Governor of Missouri.
Mel Carnaham was finishing up his second term as the 51st Governor of Missouri at the time of the campaign. However, he died unexpectedly in a plane crash just three weeks before the election. His widow, Jean Carnaham, unofficially became the new Democratic candidate in place of her husband. Carnaham was elected posthumously to the US Senate and she held his seat for two years.
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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2018, September 27). Al Gore. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Al-Gore