Wellstone wasn't daunted: "I don't represent the big oil companies, the big pharmaceuticals, or the big insurance industry. They already have great representation in Washington. It's the rest of the people that need representation."
Ten years ago, on October 25, 2002, our nation lost a truly genuine and very decent American leader. When Senator Paul Wellstone perished in a plane crash, we were deprived of a tireless champion for hard-working, moderate-income families across America.
I'm still not sold on Ramstad. I hope he finds a way to walk back from his misguided statements on some public health matters that got caught up in now-ancient culture wars.