Gore (no, not that one) comes to town
BY SETH GITELL
Former vice-president Al Gore may be refraining from the time-honored local politicking necessary for a presidential campaign (see " Gore MIA in New Hampshire, " News and Features, August 2), but the same can’t be said of his daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff.
Gore Schiff is coming to the Black Rose on September 5 for a fundraiser for Brighton state-representative candidate David Friedman. Friedman is a former US Supreme Court clerk who traveled to Florida to work on Gore’s behalf while his current opponent, State Representative Brian Golden, went down to help George W. Bush. What Gore’s eldest daughter does is significant. Many privately view her as one of only a few close confidants to whom Gore still listens.
Friedman, who attended Harvard at the same time as Gore Schiff, became politically acquainted with her when both were in New Hampshire working for her father. Friedman took two weeks off to work as Gore’s organizer in Hudson, New Hampshire.
" I called her up and said, ‘I was down in Florida working for your father, and [now I] am running against a guy who was helping George W. Bush,’ " he says. " I was kind of surprised about how willing she was to do it. "
Now the question is, what if Friedman wins and Gore Schiff comes calling?
Issue Date: August 15 - 22, 2002
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