Don't fly with Democratic incumbent Senators who are up for re-election.
U. S. Senator Paul Wellstone, running in a very tough campaign for reelection for a third term, was killed with his wife Sheila, his daughter Marcia and three staff aides when their plane crashed in a wooded area, two miles short of a runway on Friday, Oct. 25, in Minnesota. Today, Americans have lost not just a fine Senator but a passionate voice for justice and peace. Progressives across the land are in shock as the person many think of as the conscience of the Senate is gone.
The Kansas City Star mentioned that we've seen this movie before.
The accident that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone, a Minnesota Democrat, members of his family and three of his staff on Friday chilled political figures from Missouri, coming as it did almost exactly two years after the death of Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Sen. Jean Carnahan, the Missouri Democrat who now finds herself in a tough campaign against Republican Jim Talent to keep the seat she was appointed to after her husband's posthumous election, canceled an afternoon campaign event out of respect for Wellstone.
I'm confident the Republicans wouldn't pull the exact same shit twice. I wouldn't put murdering opponents past them, but it's nice to think they'd be a bit more creative in going about it.
NPR just mentioned former vice-president Walter Mondale as a candidate to take over for the late Senator Wellstone, but put it in terms of running against Republican Norm Coleman. The Green and Independence party candidates don't exist, apparently.
Heard they suspended campaigning on Friday, too. Guess after a few days of silence, they fell off the radar completely.