Perhaps heartened by the tightening of the polls, Gore scored big in Miami Beach, Fla., at his second consecutive midnight rally. Early on Election Day morning, the vice president sounded hopeful as he spoke to an enthusiastic audience, sharing the stage with celebrities such as actors Glenn Close and Robert De Niro and singer Stevie Wonder. Of all the performers who spoke on the vice president's behalf, none was more cutting than actor Ben Affleck. "Al Gore has been in public service since before I was born," he said. "George Bush didn't even get a job until he was 40."
Gore attended another pre-dawn campaign event in Florida before setting out for his home state of Tennessee.
Lonestar at home
While Gore was hard at work, Bush clearly felt that by Election Eve, his work was over. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas governor made stops in Tennessee, Wisconsin, Iowa and Arkansas before returning home to Austin. He sounded ever more confident from the road, even pledging to win Gore's home state. "He may win Washington, D.C., but he's not going to win Tennessee," Bush said.
On the trail
Buchanan: Virginia and Washington.
Gore: Florida and Tennessee.
Nader: Pennsylvania and Washington.
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