Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (b. March 31, 1948, in Washington, D.C.) was the Democratic Vice President of the United States from 1993-2001. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-1985, and in the U. S. Senate from 1985-1993, both times as a resident of Tennessee. He ran on the Democratic ticket against George Bush in the 2000 presidential election. The election was close, with Gore winning the popular vote, and Bush ultimately winning the election by a small margin in the electoral college.