Campaign Portrait, Al Gore:Trying to Set Himself Apart

Trying to Set Himself Apart Gore is his father's son but his own man

As Albert Gore Jr. pondered whether to run for President this spring, he knew that it might be both too soon and too late. At 39, the freshman Senator from Tennessee would be trying to become the youngest person to win the nomination of either party since William Jennings Bryan in 1900. Yet to achieve that distinction, Gore would have to pass six other Democrats who were already running hard.

At a family caucus at his Tudor house in suburban Arlington, Va., his four children had their say. According to notes taken by Daughter Kristin, 10, they agreed on the No....

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