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Gore donates $6.6 million from old campaign to Democrats

Former Vice President Al Gore will drain his $6.6 million legal slush fund from his 2000 presidential campaign and transfer $4 million to the Democratic National Committee and $1 million each to both the House and Senate campaign committees.

In addition, Gore pledged $240,000 to the Florida Democratic Party, the state where he narrowly lost the presidential race, and $250,000 to the party of his home state of Tennessee.

By donating the money -- most of it squirreled away in a general election legal and accounting compliance (GELAC) fund -- Gore ended months of speculation among Democratic strategists on how he would involve himself in the Democrats' effort to take back the White House and control the Congress. -- Democrats get millions from Gore fund (The Hill.com)