Democratic Convention: The Daughter Also Rises

Karenna Gore Schiff fell in love with her dad's campaigns. Now she's a key adviser, and heir to his political legacy

This year dynasties are not just about Republicans and men named George Bush. Waiting for Al Gore in Los Angeles will be someone whose face is carved with the angular clarity of his own. It belongs to a slight blond, his 27-year-old daughter Karenna Gore Schiff. It would be wrong to look for her only in the family box, gamely playing host to family and friends while wearing a perma-smile. Karenna's fingerprints will be across the program, from the choice of speakers to the entertainment to the look of the stage. On Wednesday she will give the speech kicking off the...

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