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Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi Lunch Offered As Prize To Democratic Donors

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Former Vice President Al Gore is honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner in Dec. 2011. | Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Al Gore has been entirely absent from President Barack Obama's campaign this year and was nowhere to be seen at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. But it appears he's ready to resurface and help out his party.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Saturday that people who donate money to it could win a free trip to New York City, and lunch with Gore and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"Vice President Al Gore is joining me for lunch in New York ... Will you join us?" Pelosi says in the DCCC email. "We’ll cover hotel and travel for you and a friend. You just have to figure out who you will bring!"

The email asks for donations of $3 or more, and directs people to a DCCC fundraising page. The lunch is set for Oct. 4, the day after the first presidential debate.

The last time Gore had anything to say about the presidential election was when he bashed both Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for ducking the issue of climate change. In August, he directed readers of his blog to an "important" column in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that criticizes Obama and Romney for their "conspiracy of silence" on the issue.

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