IS AL GORE TOO GOOD AT PASSING THE HAT?

THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS A PROBLEM: HOW TO GET MONEY WITHOUT GETTING MUDDY

It was the fall of 1995, and the Democratic National Committee had a problem. Faced with the cost of its massive early media strategy, it needed a quick $1 million or so. A senior White House official had a solution: get the President to call some well-padded contributors. At the White House, Bill Clinton was presented with a list of 10 names. But the President, who has an aversion to dialing for dollars, managed to busy himself with other things. The next stop for officials looking for a willing fund raiser for the mini telethon: the office of Vice President Gore....

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