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Al Gore sent fundraising letter for Rep. Martin Heinrich
Former Vice President Al Gore has sent out a fundraising letter for U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich, Politico is reporting. Gore also sent out fundraising letters for two other freshman Representatives and one former Representative.
According to Politico, a fundraising e-mail for Tom Perrielo, D-Va., said:
“Tom Perriello understands that solving the climate crisis is too important to be put off until after another election,” Gore said in his e-mail appeal. “Time and again, he has shown his commitment to solving this crisis today, through his words and more importantly through his votes in Congress.”
“Considering how hard he fights each and every day to help President Obama end all of the failed policies of the past eight years, Republicans are spending millions of dollars to try and replace him with someone who will turn the clock back. He needs our help today,” Gore wrote.
Gore, who was Vice President under Bill Clinton for eight years, unsuccessfully ran for President in 2000. He won the 1st Congressional District which Heinrich represents by a narrow margin, 48 percent to 47 percent.
Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming; he is the founder and current chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, which says it is “committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis.”
Politico also reports that Reps. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio, received fundraising help in e-mails from Gore.
All four supported the American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009.