“They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the Democrat told BuzzFeed, which noted Gore hasn't made any moves toward running. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”
ABC's Rick Klein tweeted
that a former Gore adviser confirmed a "circle of his former aides are talking about" a potential 2016 bid, though they are still in the very early part
of the discussion.
Gore starting trending nationally on Twitter shortly after the reports emerged Thursday.
The former vice president to Bill Clinton was the Democratic presidential nominee and won the popular vote during the 2000 election to George W. Bush, though he lost the election.
Gore, 67, has since focused mostly on environmental activism, with little to no signs he is interested in another White House bid.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's current primary rival, surged ahead of her in a New Hampshire poll
released this week, and some Democrats are worried
that Clinton's email issues may intensify.
A request for comment from Gore's office by The Hill was not immediately returned.