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It turns out Al Gore is really popular in Boise – at least now

Idaho didn’t give Al Gore much support when he ran for president – he tallied 27.6 percent in the state in 2000 to George W. Bush’s 67.2 percent – but Gore’s upcoming lecture at Boise State is such a hot ticket that BSU’s Frank Church Institute announced today it’ll move the talk to the giant Taco Bell Arena.

All the tickets for event, when it was scheduled for the Jordan Ballroom, had sold out in 10 minutes. Gore will speak on Jan. 22nd at 7 p.m., on “Global Warming: Beyond the Inconvenient Truth.”

The institute said that all the earlier free tickets that were distributed will be honored, and those who paid for reserved seating will be seated in a special section on the floor of the arena. Also, 1,000 free tickets have been set aside for BSU students. Tickets for the arena lecture will be $5, and will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Taco Bell Arena Box Office, at (208) 426-1766, at all Select-a-Seat locations, and online at

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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