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October 26, 2002 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Paul Wellstone, the two-term Minnesota Democrat who died Friday in a plane crash just days before facing voters in his quest for reelection, took an unpredictable path toward becoming one of the best-known, best-liked and most committed liberals on Capitol Hill.
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November 19, 2003 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
The crash that killed Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone last year was caused by a series of avoidable mistakes as two charter pilots with inferior flying skills prepared to land on a snowy day, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. Pilot Richard Conry and co-pilot Michael Guess twice failed to align their twin-engine turboprop on the proper course for an instrument landing in Eveleth, Minn., and then allowed their airspeed to drop to dangerously low levels.
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March 24, 1991 | JOAN MOWER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Talk about a political miscalculation. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) came to the nation's capital determined to make a splash with his outspoken views against the Persian Gulf War, his unorthodox style, his liberal agenda and his flair for self-promotion. Just two months later, the Wunderkind of Minnesota politics finds himself--like most freshman senators--on the cutting edge of irrelevancy in the country's most exclusive club and plummeting in popularity in his home state.
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October 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Friends of Sen. Paul Wellstone and seven other people killed in a plane crash one year ago gathered to honor their memory at the crash site. Some speakers promised to carry forward the causes championed by Wellstone, a Minnesota Democrat, and his family. Cars lined the roads near the St. Louis County Wellstone Historic Site, where Wellstone, his wife, and their daughter died.
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October 29, 1990 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aided by a divisive Republican scandal and the protracted hassle over the federal budget, long-shot Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone is turning Minnesota's U.S. Senate race into a knock-down, drag-out battle over national economic policy.
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October 27, 2002 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
The air rang with defiant chants, with the soaring anthem "We Shall Overcome." But in the dusk of a heartbreaking day, an aching lament echoed louder still. Cupping candles against the drizzle, rubbing at their tears, young and old, well and ill, gay and straight, black, white, Hmong and Native American murmured to each other: "No one will ever fill his shoes." Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, the fist-pumping, uncompromising, proudly liberal crusader, was dead.
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May 30, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He came with empty pockets but a full heart, and he left with a solemn vow to keep right on talking, even if the powers-that-be resent his attacks on Washington as a city of politicians with a collective blind eye when it comes to the plight of America's poor. But that was enough for many residents of Mississippi's Upper Delta, who on Thursday turned out in sparse but enthusiastic crowds to embrace another Northern liberal come to talk about their impoverishment.
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December 9, 1998 | Reuters
Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) said Tuesday he would announce his presidential intentions next month. Wellstone met New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and also visited several Democratic supporters in their homes. New Hampshire traditionally holds the first presidential primary.
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October 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Friends of Sen. Paul Wellstone and seven other people killed in a plane crash one year ago gathered to honor their memory at the crash site. Some speakers promised to carry forward the causes championed by Wellstone, a Minnesota Democrat, and his family. Cars lined the roads near the St. Louis County Wellstone Historic Site, where Wellstone, his wife, and their daughter died.
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December 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The plane that crashed, killing Sen. Paul Wellstone, may have been flying too slow to stay aloft as it prepared to land, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Beechcraft King Air A100 carrying Wellstone and seven others was traveling as slow as 85 knots, a bit less than 100 mph, as it approached a small airport Oct. 25 in northern Minnesota, according to a National Transportation Safety Board study.
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February 22, 2003 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Three hours before the plane crash that killed Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone last fall, the pilot nearly canceled the flight because of poor weather, federal investigators disclosed Friday. "OK, ah, you know what?" pilot Richard Conry told a weather specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration. "I don't think I'm going to take this flight." But an hour later, Conry decided to press on, after determining the snowy weather had improved and was within acceptable conditions for flying.
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December 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The plane that crashed, killing Sen. Paul Wellstone, may have been flying too slow to stay aloft as it prepared to land, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Beechcraft King Air A100 carrying Wellstone and seven others was traveling as slow as 85 knots, a bit less than 100 mph, as it approached a small airport Oct. 25 in northern Minnesota, according to a National Transportation Safety Board study.
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November 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Senate voted Thursday to help establish a "living memorial" to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife through the creation of an immigrant community center in St. Paul, Minn. "Paul, this is our first step toward finishing your work," said the measure's sponsor, Sen. Dean Barkley, an independent from Minnesota who is filling out the term of Wellstone, a Democrat. The House was expected to take up the bill late Thursday.
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November 10, 2002 | Susan Salter Reynolds
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November 1, 2002 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
On his first full day running to reclaim the Senate seat he last held 26 years ago, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale opened the morning by doing something unusual in this most unusual campaign -- delivering the weather report. "Clear and 19 degrees at Gunther's grocery store in Elmore," he said at his first stop, a Minneapolis radio station. He also visited with the late Sen.
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October 31, 2002 | Richard Simon and Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writers
Walter F. Mondale, whose crushing defeat in the 1984 presidential campaign inspired a rebellion within the national Democratic Party against traditional liberalism, was chosen unanimously Wednesday night to replace the late Paul Wellstone as the party's Senate nominee. Even before the meeting of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party began in Minneapolis' Historic State Theatre, most of the delegates were wearing new Mondale campaign buttons, including one that read "Let's win one for Paul."
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September 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan plans to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley on Thursday, giving a boost to Bradley's underdog campaign against Vice President Al Gore. Though Bradley trails in national polls, he has pulled into a dead heat with Gore in New Hampshire and New York--two early primary states. Gore has the backing of 109 members of Congress. Bradley, a former N.J.
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October 29, 2002 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- His gleaming mahogany desk draped in black felt, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) was eulogized Monday by former colleagues as an uncommon advocate for the common man. The brief Senate session, three days after the plane crash in Minnesota that killed Wellstone, his wife, daughter and five others, revealed the grief and shock of lawmakers at the sudden death of one of their own. "For me, the loss of Paul Wellstone cuts very deep," said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.
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