|Text on Button||PROSPERITY & PROGRESS FOR ALL AMERICANS PRESIDENT AL GORE VICE PRESIDENT JOE LIEBERMAN|
Two ovals with color photographs of two men and white text with red text at the top and bottom of the button on and iage of the Capital building
|Curl Text||N.G. SLTER CORP. NYC 10011|
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This button is from the "Prosperity and Progress" tour for the 2000 presidential campaign of Al Gore and running mate Joe Lieberman. Gore and Lieberman, who were the Democratic Party's candidates, were running against Republican George Bush and Dick Cheney. The two week tour passed through states with no clear allegiance to either party in the East Coast and Midwest in an attempt to surpass Bush in the polls by discussing contentious issues like Medicare, social security, and debt.
The election is now remembered as one of the most controversial in American history. The Florida elections required multiple recounts, bringing about a series of lawsuits ending in a decision by the Supreme Court that Bush had won the state. Though Gore won the majority of the popular vote, Bush became President by winning the majority of the electoral vote, only the fourth time that it had happened in presidential history.
Seelye, Katharine Q. (2000, June 9). The 2000 Campaign: The Vice President; Gore Plans Tour on Prosperity Issues. The New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/09/us/the-2000-campaign-the-vice-president-gore-plans-tour-on-prosperity-issues.html