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Al Gore Essay, Research Paper Al Gore Running mate: Sen. Joe Lieberman. Current position: Vice president of the United States Political experience: Vice-President of the United States (1993-present); US senator from Tennessee (1985-1993); candidate for the Democratic nomination for president (1987-1988); US representative from Tennessee, (1977-1985) Work experience: farmer (1973-1990); investigative reporter, editorial writer, The Tennessean (1971-1976); home builder and land developer, Tanglewood Home Builders Co. (1971-1976) Party affiliation: Democrat Educational background: • B.A., Harvard University, 1969; • Vanderbilt University Law School, 1974-76. Military experience: • U.S. Army, 1969-1971 Spouse: Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson Gore Children: Karenna,

Kristin, Sarah, Albert Religion: Baptist Birthdate: March 31, 1948 in Washington D.C. Why he wants to be president: “I want to keep our prosperity going, and I know how to do it. I want to do it the right way – not by letting people fend for themselves, or hoping for crumbs of compassion.” June 1999, announcing his candidacy George W. Bush Running mate: Dick Cheney Current position: Governor of Texas Born: July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, the eldest son of former President George Bush. Grew up in Midland, Texas. Attempting to become the second president’s son to occupy the White House. First was the 6th president John Quincy Adams, son of the second President John Adams. Political experience: Governor of Texas (1995-present); adviser and speechwriter for his

father’s presidential campaign (1987-88); Republican nominee for US representative from Texas’ 19th district (1978) Work experience: managing general partner, Texas Rangers baseball team (1989-94); consultant, Harken Energy Corporation (1986); president, Spectrum Corporation (1984-86); founder and CEO, Bush Exploration (1975-84) Party affiliation: Republican Educational background: • B.A., Yale University, 1968; • M.B.A., Harvard University, 1975. Military experience: Pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, 1968-73 Spouse: Laura Welch Bush Children: Twin daughters Barbara and Jenna Religion: Methodist, renewed faith aged 40 after counselling from evangelist Billy Graham. Jesus is his favorite philosopher or thinker because “he changed my heart” Birthdate: July 6, 1946

Contact information: • George W. Bush for President, (512) 637-2000; • Governor’s office, (512) 463-2000. Why he wants to be president: “I think our country is ready for a fresh start after a season of cynicism.” Speech, February 2, South Carolina. Democratic platform backs open trade, death penalty News-Journal Wire Services ST. LOUIS – Pushing a centrist agenda, the Democrats’ platform committee drafted a statement of principles calling for open trade, teacher certification and continued support for the death penalty despite objections from liberal, education and labor interest groups. The policy positions dovetail with the agenda of Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic presidential candidate who also supports capital punishment despite growing debate nationwide

about its fairness. Meeting Friday, the committee added an amendment to the death penalty plank in the party platform, calling for DNA evidence to be used when appropriate and for efforts to ensure defendants effective legal counsel, which is in line with Gore’s view. “Some believe serious consideration ought to be given to repealing the death penalty,” said Gerald Shea, assistant to the president for government affairs of the AFL-CIO, citing differences of opinion on the committee. “I think the party is committed to being tough on crime.” The Democratic Party spent the past decade trying to shake a soft-on-crime image that Republicans promoted. Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Gore’s Republican opponent, has come under fire for heading a state with the nation’s highest