Gore Pitches For Dem House Candidates On Earth Day

Al Gore teamed up with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today, sending an Earth Day fundraising pitch to its e-mail list of supporters: "[T]he broad electoral victory Democrats won last November delivered the opportunity to change direction in this country - it is no guarantee...We can take time today on Earth Day to renew our fight and reflect on the reasons we voted for hope and change," Gore wrote.

It's worth noting, however, that Democratic House pickups aren't so critical to global warming legislation right now: it's the Senate that will be a problem. House Democrats will likely pass a cap-and-trade emissions-restricting bill this year with ease, with votes to spare. Senate Republicans, however, can filibuster to their hearts' content and wreak havoc on Democratic designs...