Al Gore reportedly considering a run for the White House
A report from Buzzfeed claiming that people close to Al Gore had begun conversations about a 2016 presidential bid created a firestorm in the political press late Thursday.
According to the report, people close to the former vice president who ran with Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996 are "getting the old gang together" in hopes of mounting a political comeback.
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"They're figuring out if there's a path financially and politically," a senior Democrat reportedly told Buzzfeed. "It feels more real than it has in the past months."
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Politico talked to Gore's spokesperson and his former chief of staff, both of whom told the outlet Gore isn't considering a run, and an associate of Gore told CNN the speculation was "groundless" and a "top source within the democratic party" told NBC "there was nothing substantive happening in the Gore camp."
One outlet did independently confirm the report, as an anonymous source told ABC News "friends and former aides are having a 'soft conversation.'"
Regardless of his plans, one thing's for sure: Al Gore was trending on Twitter Thursday.