Sen. Joe Lieberman
Gore announced Lieberman as his running mate on Aug. 8, 2000.
U.S. Senator from Connecticut, first elected in 1988, seeking re-election in 2000; serves on the Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Small Business and Governmental Affairs Committees.
Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council since 1995.
|Career||Re-elected to the U.S. Senate
in 1994 with more than 67% of the vote.
Won election to the U.S. Senate in 1988, defeating incumbent Lowell Weicker by 10,000 votes.
Attorney General of Connecticut from 1982-1988.
Elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970, served for 10 years, including 6 as Majority Leader.
|Activities||Author of five books:
In Praise of Public Life (2000); Child Support in America (1986);
Legacy (1981, about Connecticut politics from 1930-80); The Scorpion
and the Tarantula (1970, about early efforts to control nuclear arms);
Power Broker (1966, about John M. Bailey).
|Education||Yale College, bachelor's
degree, 1964; Yale Law School, 1967.
Hadassah; four children: Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan and Hana. Two granddaughters:
Tennessee and Willie.
|Age||58 years old. Born Feb. 24, 1942 in Stamford, Connecticut.|
Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA -- Aug. 16, 2000. >