Big Name Dem Withholds Endorsement Of Hillary And Is Now Skipping Convention

Al Gore will skip this week’s Democratic National Convention, The Tennessean reported.

His director of communications, Betsy McManus, said “obligations in Tennessee” would keep the former vice president from attending the convention in Philadelphia this week.

Gore is one of eight Tennessee superdelegates and is the only one who has not yet publicly backed a candidate.

Gore reportedly plans to hold off on making an endorsement until the Democrats officially nominate a presidential candidate, according to Politico.

Gore served as vice president for Bill Clinton, husband to presumptive Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton. Gore did not attend the 2012 convention either, but he spoke at the national conventions in both 2008 and 2004.

Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Spencer Bowers said the state party hadn’t talked with Gore about whether he was coming to the convention this year.

“We always welcome him but completely understand his busy schedule and prior engagement,” he said.

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