(CNN) – Al Gore is back on the presidential campaign trail in Florida, stumping for Barack Obama Friday in the state that cost him the White House in 2000. The former vice president and his wife Tipper are making stops in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the areas at the center of the recount.
"Nobody knows better that every single vote counts –- especially in Florida - than Vice President Al Gore, who will be encouraging Florida voters to Early Vote in record numbers so no amount of chads, butterflies, or undervotes can stand between Floridians and the change we need," said Obama State Director Steve Schale.
President Bush won Florida in 2004.
Barack Obama has made a major play for the state in the race’s closing days, holding several Florida rallies this week, including an event with former President Bill Clinton — their first joint appearance of the campaign - in Kissimmee Wednesday night. The race in Florida remains neck and neck: Obama holds a 4 point edge over McCain, 51 to 47 percent, in the CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released this week, with 2 percent of the state’s voters undecided.