Gore and Rendell Address Democratic
By Larry Jones
Vice President Al Gore was greeted with exuberant cheers as he was introduced as keynote speaker to a crowded room of mayors attending the National Conference of Democratic Mayors (NCDM) meeting on June 9. As a candidate for President, he told the mayors that his success in November would depend heavily on their support. He discussed with them the key messages of his campaign and what he felt it would take to win the election.
Detroit Mayor and NCDM President Dennis Archer praised the Vice President for his accomplishments during the Clinton Administration and urged mayors to take an active role in the election. Mayor Archer recognized Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater and other top Administration appointees in attendance at the meeting, and thanked the Administration for appointing diverse leadership that "reflects America" and for being responsive to the needs of mayors nation wide.
Democratic National Committee General Chairman and former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell also spoke to the group, laying out the DNC’s strategy for winning the November election. He discussed plans for the upcoming National Democratic Convention scheduled for August 14-17 in Los Angeles.