Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Senator Paul Wellstone. Senator Al Franken says it was a devastating day for Minnesotans and he’s remembering his friend Paul today.
Franken says “I hold the seat that he held and I’m just honored to do that and carry his legacy forward.”
Franken says “people in Minnesota respect a politician who says what he believes and believes what he says and they took their measure of Paul Wellstone and said, ‘I may not agree with him on everything, but I know that at least he has integrity’.”
Senator Wellstone, his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia, and four others died in a plane crash near Eveleth on October 25th 2002.