Clinton wants Gore to warn voters off third parties

Clinton wants Gore to warn voters off third parties
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The New York Times reported Friday that Clinton’s team is discussing ways to bring Gore into the fold between now and November.
 
His role, according to the report, would be to emphasize Clinton’s support for taking on climate change, something that might appeal to younger voters who polls suggest are not warming up to Clinton.
 
 
“I can assure you from personal experience that every vote counts,” Gore told the Times in an email. “The stakes are high for so many Americans. So I will vote for Hillary Clinton and I strongly encourage others to vote for her as well.”
 
Clinton’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. 
 
Gore backs Clinton but has stayed on the sidelines of this presidential race. His endorsement came in the form of three tweets during the Democratic National Convention, and he hasn’t campaigned for her or other candidates this year. 
 
Friends and allies say he’s increasingly focused on his climate advocacy, a cause that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
 
But Gore has previously discussed his views on how votes for third party candidates could cost a Democrat.
 
The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has first-hand experience after winning that election's popular vote but losing the Electoral College. Some still think Green Party nominee Ralph Nader cost Gore the election.
 
Gore told ThinkProgess in August that the “harsh reality is that we have two principal choices” in the presidential election. Clinton, he said, is better on climate issues than Trump. 
 
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