Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leader of the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party.

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  • Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leader of the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. Born in Washington D.C., Wellstone graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and a community organizer in Rice County prior to entering public office. In 1982, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for State Auditor against Republican Arne Carlson. Wellstone gained national attention after his upset victory over Republican incumbent Rudy Boschwitz in the 1990 US Senate election. Widely considered an underdog and outspent by a 7-to-1 margin, he was the only Democratic candidate to defeat a Republican senator in the 1990 election cycle. In his 1996 reelection campaign he defeated Boschwitz in a rematch. He won both senate elections with a majority of the popular vote. In 1999, Wellstone formed an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States in the 2000 election. After campaigning in the early primary states, he announced he would not seek the presidency because of sustained physical limitations from a college wrestling injury. His condition was later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. As Senator, Wellstone authored the Wellstone Amendment for the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. His efforts toward campaign finance reform were posthumously overturned in 2010 by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In 2002, he was the only Senator facing reelection to vote against the congressional authorization for the Iraq War. Eleven days before his 2002 U.S. Senate election, Wellstone died in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota. His wife, Sheila, and daughter, Marcia, also died on board. Wellstone's sons, David and Mark, were not on the flight, and now co-chair the Wellstone Action nonprofit organization in honor of their parents. (en)
  • Paul David Wellstone (* 21. Juli 1944 in Washington, D.C.; † 25. Oktober 2002 in Eveleth, Minnesota) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und Mitglied der Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Von 1991 bis 2002 war er Mitglied des US-Senats. Elf Tage vor den Kongresswahlen 2002 kam er bei einem Flugzeugabsturz ums Leben. (de)
  • Paul David Wellstone, né le 21 juillet 1944 à Washington (district de Columbia), est un homme politique américain, membre du Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party et sénateur des États-Unis pour le Minnesota. Il est mort dans un accident d'avion le 25 octobre 2002 près d'Eveleth. (fr)
  • Paul Wellstone (21 de julio de 1944 - 25 de octubre de 2002) fue senador por Minnesota de 1991 hasta su muerte a pocas semanas de presentarse para su reelección en 2002. Poco antes de su muerte, Paul Wellstone había sido el único senador que se presentaba para las elecciones del Senado del siguiente mes en votar en contra de la guerra de Irak. Fue reemplazado en la candidatura de Minnesota por el ex vice presidente y candidato presidencial para 1984, Walter Mondale. Asimismo, tras oponerse a la guerra del Golfo de 1991, tuvo que recibir protección del FBI por las amenazas de muerte que recibía. (es)
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  • Paul David Wellstone (* 21. Juli 1944 in Washington, D.C.; † 25. Oktober 2002 in Eveleth, Minnesota) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und Mitglied der Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Von 1991 bis 2002 war er Mitglied des US-Senats. Elf Tage vor den Kongresswahlen 2002 kam er bei einem Flugzeugabsturz ums Leben. (de)
  • Paul David Wellstone, né le 21 juillet 1944 à Washington (district de Columbia), est un homme politique américain, membre du Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party et sénateur des États-Unis pour le Minnesota. Il est mort dans un accident d'avion le 25 octobre 2002 près d'Eveleth. (fr)
  • Paul Wellstone (21 de julio de 1944 - 25 de octubre de 2002) fue senador por Minnesota de 1991 hasta su muerte a pocas semanas de presentarse para su reelección en 2002. Poco antes de su muerte, Paul Wellstone había sido el único senador que se presentaba para las elecciones del Senado del siguiente mes en votar en contra de la guerra de Irak. Fue reemplazado en la candidatura de Minnesota por el ex vice presidente y candidato presidencial para 1984, Walter Mondale. Asimismo, tras oponerse a la guerra del Golfo de 1991, tuvo que recibir protección del FBI por las amenazas de muerte que recibía. (es)
  • Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leader of the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. (en)
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