2000 Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee who represented Connecticut in the Senate from 1989 to 2013. He made a stir in 2008 when he went against his party and endorsed his friend and colleague John McCain for President, despite him being a Republican.
While at Yale, he became the editor of the 'Yale Daily News' and attended Yale Law School.
He introduced and championed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, which repealed legislation that forced gay military members to stay silent about their sexual orientation or else face dismissal.
He has been married twice and he has four children.
Al Gore was his running-mate in the 2000 Presidential election.