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)
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By Lissandra Villa
July 25, 2016

Former Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore won’t be attending the Democratic national convention, but he went on Twitter to say that he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

Gore, who served as vice president under Bill Clinton, spoke at the 2004 and 2008 conventions but skipped the 2012 gathering. In November, he told PEOPLE that it was “still too early” to endorse a candidate.

In a series of tweets Monday, Gore backed Clinton in part because of her position on climate change, a major issue for him.

 

 

A spokeswoman for Gore, who is a superdelegate for his home state, told the Nashville Tennessean that he would not be attending due to unspecified “obligations in Tennessee.” An aide had also previously told Politico that Gore would endorse after the Democratic Party chose a nominee. Clinton effectively clinched the nomination in early June.

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