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The 2000 Presidential election is known for being a very close election. The deciding electoral vote came down to Florida, which the U.S. Supreme Court was involved to ensure election security. Despite winning the popular vote, Gore lost the electoral vote and the election.
Gore is also known for his environmental activism starring in a documentary, An Inconvenient Truth (2006). He was vice president under Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator for Tennessee from 1985 to 1993, and a U.S. Representative for Tennessee from 1977 to 1985.
While he did push environmental policies during his campaign, his main concern was the economy. The economy was seen by the people as progressing, so his campaign pushed that Gore wanted to continue the work Clinton was already doing. Gore believed that low-interest rates would stir the economy and wanted to keep it that way. He wanted to expand Medicare and find a way to integrate a universal health care system.
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