Al Gore's file:

Democrat from Tennessee

Former Vice President Al Gore cofounded and chairs both Generation Investment Management and Current TV. He is on the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc. and is a senior advisor to Google, Inc. He is also a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Gore wrote An Inconvenient Truth, a best-selling book on global warming, and is the subject of the Academy Award-winning movie of the same title.

Recent statements involving Al Gore

The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."

Rick Perry "was the (campaign) chairman for Al Gore at one time, not too many years ago."

If we got solar energy from "an area of the Southwestern desert 100 miles on a side, that would be enough, in and of itself, to provide 100 percent of all the electricity needs for the United States of America in a full year."

Recent stories featuring Al Gore

Truth-O-Meter checks claims about Sandy's wrath on Atlantic City, role of Latino vote in presidential election:

Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg, Bob Menendez go up against Truth-O-Meter

Rick Perry backed Al Gore, didn't lead his Texas campaign:

It’s a legend of Texas politics and, of late, a hatchet for foes of Gov. Rick Perry. The story goes that as a Democratic legislator, Perry chaired Democrat Al Gore’s presidential campaign in Texas.

The legend has been aired routinely for more than 13 years—all but unchallenged by Perry. PolitiFact Texas even repeated the story as fact. Well, scotch that.

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