02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Florida Dem Saved Gore Gown For Obama Inauguration

When Stacy Ritter shows up at Florida's official presidential inaugural ball in the nation's capital, she'll be wearing a gown she purchased eight years ago.

And not because she's being thrifty in a shaky economy: The Broward County mayor bought the dress to wear to Al Gore's inauguration in 2000. A razor-thin election in Florida and a U.S. Supreme Court decision nixed those plans.

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