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Al Gore for President 2000
Gore-Lieberman campaign logo.
Campaign 2000 Democratic primaries
2000 U.S. presidential election
Candidate Al Gore
45th Vice President of United States
(1993–2001)

Joe Lieberman
U.S. Senator from Connecticut
(1989–2013)
Affiliation Democratic Party
Status Announced: June 16, 1999
Presumptive nominee: March 9, 2000
Official nominee: August 17, 2000
Lost general election: December 12, 2000
Headquarters Nashville, Tennessee
Key people Donna Brazile, Campaign Manager
William M. Daley, Campaign Chairman
Slogan Leadership for the New Millennium
Prosperity for America's Families

The 2000 presidential campaign of Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States under President Bill Clinton, began when he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Carthage, Tennessee, on June 16, 1999.

Gore became the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election on August 17, 2000.

On November 7, 2000, showed that Gore's opponent, then-Governor of Texas George W. Bush, the Republican candidate, had narrowly won the election.

Gore won the national popular vote but lost the electoral college vote after a bitter legal battle over disputed vote counts in the state of Florida.

Bush won the election on the electoral college vote of 271 to 266. One elector pledged to Gore did not cast an electoral vote; Gore received 267 pledged electors.

The election was one of the most controversial in American history.

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