Al Gore says Democrats should run on the Green New Deal

Al Gore says Democrats should run on the Green New Deal
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Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreTrump's election fraud claims pose risks for GOP in midterms Don't 'misunderestimate' George W. Bush Why the pro-choice movement must go on the offensive MORE has said that Democratic presidential candidates should run on the Green New Deal. 

Gore told Politico that the concept of a Green New Deal is a "broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later." 

He also said he had met with candidates, but declined to name them. 

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The Democrat and environmentalist, who ran for president himself in 2000, told the news outlet that "the prospects are excellent" that a Democratic president would prioritize climate change. 

He added that he thinks health care and climate change are the top two issues in the primary contest. 

"Conventional wisdom on this point is correct in my experience — you have to pick two or three priorities and emphasize them when the mandate from the election is fresh and push as hard as you can as quickly as you can," Gore said.

Gore was in Madrid this week for the United Nations climate conference. 

Democratic presidential race front-runners Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE, Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE and Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership LGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg MORE have all expressed support for a Green New Deal. 

Gore has been a longtime advocate of environmental issues and narrowly lost his presidential race to George W. Bush.