Minnesotans and fans from across the country are honoring the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death.
Wellstone’s passion for politics earned the respect of Democrats and won the affection of voters.
The late senator’s legacy lives on today. Here’s how some remember him:
Even a decade after his death, Paul Wellstone’s legacy remains strong not just in #Minnesota but nationwide. He was truly an inspiration.
— Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) October 25, 2012
— Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton) October 25, 2012
It is the tenth anniversary of Paul Wellstone’s death. I loved that guy. A friend and a champion. Spending time with him was always a treat.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 24, 2012
10 years ago today, #MN Sen. Paul Wellstone, his family, staff & crew died in a plane crash. I’ll never forget when I heard the awful news.
— Jo Ling Kent (@JoNBCNews) October 25, 2012
Paul Wellstone represented what being a great Minnesotan is all about. He fought for all and I will always be grateful #wellstonelegacy
— Beauty & the Feast (@foodiemolly) October 25, 2012
Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.~ Paul Wellstone
— Wilde Roast Cafe(@WildeRoastCafe) October 25, 2012
— Wade Sutton (@SuttonWade) October 25, 2012
— Scott Thomasson (@scotthomasson) October 25, 2012
3 critical ingredients 2 democratic renewal & progressive change: good public policy, grassroots organizing & electoral politics. #Wellstone
— Sally Nankivell (@SallyNan) October 25, 2012
“Politics isn’t about big money or power games; it’s about the improvement of people’s lives.” #Wellstone
— Erin Matson (@erintothemax) October 25, 2012
Today we remember a great man and politician…Paul Wellstone you may be gone but those of us dreamers will never forget you #Wellstone
— Andrea Waudby (@andreawaudby) October 25, 2012
One small plane crash. One giant loss for humankind. #Wellstone
— Lars Leafblad (@larsleafblad) October 25, 2012
“Sometimes the dreamers are the only realists.” Sen. Paul Wellstone
— Joanna Klonsky (@joannaklonsky) October 25, 2012
“If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for…we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them.” -Paul Wellstone
— Scott Zumwalt (@szumwalt) October 25, 2012