To help Obama effort, Al Gore goes back to Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The last time he needed support from Florida, things didn't work out so well.

This time, Al Gore is asking on behalf of Barack Obama.

Gore is making a couple of campaign stops in Florida today for Obama -- starting off his first event by asking, "So, where were we?"

He said it's "been a long eight years" since the 2000 election recount battle that ended with a Supreme Court ruling, and with George W. Bush the winner by just 537 votes.

It's the first time Gore is campaigning for Obama since he endorsed him in June and spoke at the party's convention in August.

Gore told a rally in West Palm beach that Florida may again determine the outcome of this election. He said, "The choice is between change or more of the same."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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