Al Gore will return to the state that cost him the 2000 presidential election today to campaign for Barack Obama, the first time he has hit the trail for the Democratic nominee.
Gore is expected to urge supporters at rallies in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to vote early, said Obama's Florida campaign director, Steve Schale. "Nobody knows better that every single vote counts -- especially in Florida -- than Vice President Al Gore," he said.
Gore lost his race for the White House when the Supreme Court stopped a 36-day vote recount in Florida with George W. Bush ahead by 537 votes.
Florida has been getting a lot of attention from the candidates.
On Wednesday, Republican John McCain crisscrossed the state, and on Thursday his campaign released a television commercial featuring Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.