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 GoreAl Gore blasts Trump: 'You can't gaslight a virus' Who should be the Democratic vice presidential candidate? The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes unexpected step to stem coronavirus 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 BidenBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Overnight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes 16 things to know today about coronavirus outbreak MORE, Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE and Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat Reuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren 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.