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Al Gore running for Senate on green platform

Al Gore running for Senate on green platform

Sorry, not that Al Gore Jr . And not that Al Gore Jr.’s son, Al Gore III . It’s a completely different Al Gore Jr. — one who doesn’t look all that junior. Albert N. Gore Jr. won the Democratic Senate primary in Mississippi on Tuesday, earning the right to be crushed by incumbent Republican Roger Wicker in November. This Gore is a retired Methodist minister and Army colonel who completed 91 parachute jumps during a distinguished military career. “He declined to give his age, but said he’s in good health,” reports the Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald . The Wall Street Journal ‘s Washington Wire blog describes him as “a political newcomer” and notes that he “doesn’t appear to have a campaign website.” Is he related to the more famous Al Gore? Maybe, says the Sun Herald : Jokes about the former U.S. vice president of the same first and last name running for the Senate in Mississippi...

Full article: http://grist.org/election-2012/al-gore-running-for-senate...

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