Al Gore joins Hillary Clinton at Miami Dade College
Former vice president campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Former Vice President Al Gore campaigned Tuesday with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in South Florida.
Gore shared the stage with Clinton at Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus as she promoted her plan to address climate change.
Clinton called Gore "one of the world's foremost leaders on climate change."
She stressed her plans to develop clean energy and reduce fossil fuel production. She argued that Republican candidate Donald Trump doesn't share her views, noting that he has called climate change a "hoax."
Clinton's push on the environment and climate change could help her connect with young voters, who prioritize the issue. Millennial voters have not warmed to Clinton's candidacy.
Gore said the choice in the presidential election is simple.
The former vice president and longtime environmental activist, whose 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" focused on global warming, said that Clinton "will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority."
In contrast, he said that Trump, "based on the ideas he has presented, would take us toward a climate catastrophe."
Gore said he is "Exhibit A" that every vote counts in presidential elections.
The crowd erupted in chants of "You won" as Gore spoke in the state at the center of the recount effort that cost him the 2000 election.
Much of Gore's remarks centered on climate change. But Clinton's campaign is hoping his presence is a reminder to voters about the importance of showing up to vote.
Gore lost the 2000 election to Republican George W. Bush after a recount and lengthy court battle.
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