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Al Gore Says He Isn’t Ready to Endorse Hillary Clinton

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Neilson Barnard—2015 Getty Images Former Vice President Al Gore, chairman of Generation Investment Management and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images-- New York Times)

"It's still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate"

Former Vice President Al Gore isn’t endorsing Hillary Clinton yet for the Democratic nomination, despite the fact that Gore served two terms as Bill Clinton’s Vice President.

“It’s still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate or pick a candidate,” Gore told PEOPLE in an interview. “Everybody can look at how the presidential campaign is developing and get some pretty clear ideas about how they think it’s going to turn out, but I still think it’s premature,”

“The election is still a full year away,” he said. “I think I’ll wait to wade into it.”

Read More: Al Gore Declines to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

The former Vice President, who calls himself a “recovering politician,” has become a major environmental activist in the years since he ran for President against George W. Bush in 2000.

Read more at PEOPLE


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