Grist: Al Gore running for Senate on green platform

“Sorry, not that Al Gore Jr. And not that Al Gore Jr.’s son, Al Gore III. It’s a completely different Al Gore Jr. — one who doesn’t look all that junior.”

Grist reports:

Albert N. Gore Jr. won the Democratic Senate primary in Mississippi on Tuesday, earning the right to be crushed by incumbent Republican Roger Wicker in November.

This Gore is a retired Methodist minister and Army colonel who completed 91 parachute jumps during a distinguished military career. “He declined to give his age, but said he’s in good health,” reports the Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald. The Wall Street Journal‘s Washington Wire blog describes him as “a political newcomer” and notes that he “doesn’t appear to have a campaign website”…