Gore's Money Troubles

Al Gore is having a hard enough time convincing Democratic Party leaders that he deserves another shot at the presidency in 2004. But now he may be having trouble where it really counts: with his moneymen. The latest setback comes from Jonathan Tisch, the New York City hotelier who has generously backed Gore causes since 1988, giving the Democratic Party $325,000 during Gore's 2000 presidential bid. Sources tell TIME that Tisch recently informed Gore he's uncommitted for 2004. That might not sound like a rebuff, but considering Tisch's previously unwavering support for Gore, Democratic insiders were stunned.

Tisch was just one...

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