Winning a Tony
Al Gore’s presidential campaign is promising pro-environment business leaders a special session with campaign Chair Tony Coelho if they raise $5,000 for the candidate by next Thursday, the end of the year’s third quarter. Gore is struggling both to raise money and to keep himself in good standing with the environmental community. One enviro said Gore was “personally wounded” by the decision last week of Friends of the Earth to endorse Bill Bradley in the presidential race. On Tuesday, Gore held a private meeting on global warming with about a dozen environmental leaders and a few lobbyists representing the alternative fuel industry. Although Gore made no commitments, two enviro leaders were encouraged that he will help fight for higher fuel economy standards.