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In 2000 Al Gore, Vice President under Bill Clinton, campaigned for the presidency with running mate Joe Lieberman. Gore ran as a Democrat against George W. Bush. Gore's platform was pro-choice, earning the women's vote, advocated for gay rights, and endorsed tax cuts that would pay for education and health care. After controversy in Florida over a proposed re-count of the votes, Gore won the popular vote but did not become President because Bush won the electoral vote, the fourth presidential candidate in American history to do so. Afterwards Gore became well known for his environmental activism, most notably his book and film An Inconvenient Truth, for which he earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Al Gore. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Gore.