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Sen. Wellstone Dies In Plane Crash
Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, one of the foremost liberals in Congress, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota on Friday along with his wife, daughter and five others, campaign officials said.

Wellstone had pledged to stay for no more than two terms, but last year, he announced he would be running again.

via Thomas speaking to me in person

At the risk of trivializing a real tragedy, it looks like God has taken to enforcing term limits.

This opens the question of whether the Democrats will be able to substitute someone like they did when Mel Carnahan died. I'm sure they'll try, considering how crucial every Senate seat is this year. And if they do, that will raise the question of whether Republican polemics against the candidate-swapping Democrats will be vitriolic, or simply enraged.


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