Gore leads lengthy list of pols to come calling in Nevada

LAS VEGAS - A parade of high-profile politicians, led by Vice President Al Gore, will march through this gambling city this month as the November general election heats up.

Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee, is scheduled to officially accept the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' endorsement on Monday at an event in Bally's hotel-casino. The 1.5 million-member union voted to give Gore its endorsement last week.

Other, still-unannounced events with top Nevada Democratic candidates also are in the works for Gore, who won the state's Democratic presidential primary in 1988 and teamed with President Clinton to win the state's four electoral votes during 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.

Beating Gore to town will be Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. He's scheduled to speak Friday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Accompanying Nader will be Corbin Harney, author, elder and spiritual leader of the Western Shoshone tribe.

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic Senate candidate in New York, will attend a private fund-raiser Sept. 27 at the Henderson home of Las Vegas Sun Vice President Daniel Greenspun and his wife, Robin.

At least $75,000 is expected to be raised for New York Senate 2000 to benefit Clinton's campaign, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the New York state Democratic party.

Roll Call, a publication in Washington, D.C., has reported that Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman plans to make a campaign appearance for Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.

Berkley campaign manager Peggy Egan said a Lieberman visit is ''possible but nothing has been confirmed or scheduled.'' The publication stated that Lieberman, a Connecticut senator who is Jewish, plans to visit ''12 fiercely contested districts with sizable Jewish populations'' on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


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