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|United States presidential election, 1996|
|November 5, 1996|
|Nominee||Al Gore, Jr.||Steve Forbes|
|Home state||Tennessee||New York|
|Running mate||Paul Simon||Arlen Specter|
The United States presidential election of 1996 was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1996. Incumbent Al Gore, Jr., the Democratic nominee, defeated Steve Forbes, the Republican nominee.
Gore's strong economy, and Forbes' status as a relative unknown, both contributed heavily to Gore's reelection.