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Will Al Gore run in 2016? Allies of former Vice President say he is 'considering' another tilt at the White House

Al Gore could be making a dramatic comeback into U.S. politics after Democratic party insiders said they are discussing having the former Vice President make another run President.  The man who won the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election, but lost out to George W. Bush, has not taken any steps toward entering the current race.  However some sources in the party told BuzzFeed they have considered a potential campaign. 


'They're figuring out if there's a path financially and politically,' an unnamed Democrat told the website about the insiders. 'It feels more real than it has in the past months.'


Gore, 67, was the Democratic candidate in the 2000 election when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a vote recount in Florida, which ultimately led to Republican Bush becoming the country's 43rd President. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dominated the small field of Democrats vying to be their party's candidate in the 2016 presidential election.  When she ran in 2008, Gore, who served as vice president under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, declined to endorse her.

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