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October 30, 2014

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Gore arrives to thundering welcome

Al Gore at the DNC

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(The Sun has gone on the road to listen to voters and talk to political leaders around the West. Reporters have been examining the economic, cultural and demographic forces re-shaping the region as they drove to Denver for the first of the two major party conventions the Sun will cover. This week they are at the Democratic National Convention.)

The sun is dropping behind the stadium walls. Just a swath remains behind the stage, where about a dozen top rows still have open seats.

Here comes Al Gore and it sounds like thunder.

Patrick (Coolican) and I just sat for a bit with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Gore's soundtrack for a "An Inconvenent Truth" included that Melissa Etheridge song.

The singer-songwriter performed last night here in Denver, right before Reid's prime-time speech. Reid said he told Etheridge she should be "my warm up act all the time."

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