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bad news: a good liberal goes down

Eleven days from election day: Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone killed in plane crash near Eveleth along with his wife, daughter, and staff.

And the guy on CNN has a little model airplane.


This is terrible. I don't think there are a lot of democrats in Minnesota who have enough name recognition to replace him...except the guy who's running for Governor, but then who would run for Governor?

name recognition

I don't know. As sad as it is that this good guy is dead, the issue of control of the Senate is still huge.

I'm guessing Walter Mondale? I've heard Alan Page (?) mentioned. Are any of his surviving sons old enough to take over?

Re: name recognition

I heard that his sons don't live in Minnesota, but I'm not sure about that. There is still hope.