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Governor Mel Carnahan votes for Al Gore

March 7, 2000
By: Laetitia Thompson
State Capital Bureau

Governor Mel Carnahan voted for Democratic Presidential Candidate Al Gore in the Missouri primary.

Laetitia Thompson has the story from Jefferson City.

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Tight-lipped for months, Governor Mel Carnahan waited until the day of the Missouri primary to reveal his Democratic candidate of choice.

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OutCue: "EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT"
Contents: CARNAHAN SAYS HE VOTED ABSENTEE YESTERDAY FOR AL GORE AND HIS CHILDREN ARE ON GORE'S COMMITTEE IN ST. LOUIS.

The governor says he felt his endorsement wouldn't have made a difference in either campaign.

But Carnahan admits he held back endorsing a candidate because of commitments to his own campaign for the US Senate.