Results: Coleman Defeats Mondale
Minnesotans have chosen Republican Norm Coleman to be their next
U.S. Senator according to results published by the Minnesota secretary
of state. Coleman won 50 percent of the vote while his opponent,
Democrat and former Vice President Walter Mondale, earned 47 percent.
Prevails Over Mondale
In what appears to be the final twist in the strange and tragic
Minnesota Senate race, former St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman has
defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale.
GOP victory comes just one week after Mondale came out of political
retirement to run for the seat after Sen. Paul Wellstone died
with his wife, daughter and five others in a plane crash in northern
Senate hopefuls Walter Mondale and Norm Coleman square off in
their sole debate before Election Day. (11/04)
Governor Taps Independent for Senate Seat
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed Independence Party member
Dean Barkley on Monday to finish the term of late Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Nominate Walter Mondale for Senate,
Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports on
the dramatically altered Minnesota Senate race.
Update: Minnesota's Democratic Farmer Labor party officially
selected former Vice President Walter Mondale Wednesday night
as its candidate for the U.S. Senate. (10/30)
Mourn Sen. Paul Wellstone at Massive Tribute
20,000 people cried and cheered for Sen. Wellstone, his wife,
daughter and five other victims of a plane crash last Friday during
a 31/2-hour tribute Tuesday night.
Watch the video from the full ceremony from Twin Cities Public
--From Twin Cities Public Television (10/30)
Likely to Replace Wellstone
Update: According to numerous press
accounts, the Democratic Farmers and Labor party of Minnesota
is likely to announce this week plans to replace the name of late
Sen. Paul Wellstone with that of former Vice President Walter
Mondale. News reports said that party leaders and members of Wellstone's
family had met with Mondale and urged him to run.
Wellstone Killed in Plane Crash
Sen. Paul Wellstone, the two-term Democratic senator from Minnesota,
was killed Friday when a chartered plane he was aboard crashed
as it attempted to land in bad weather in the northern part of
the state. Wellstone's wife, daughter, three campaign staff and
two pilots also died when the twin-engine plane went down in a
wooded area two miles from the airport.
regulars Mark Shields and and David Brooks are joined by Washington
Post reporter Dan Balz to discuss the
senator's life and political legacy. (10/25)
Wellstone to be Replaced on Ballot
Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone's name will be replaced on the Nov.
5 ballot according to state officials and Democratic party leaders.
Wellstone, a two-term Democratic senator seeking reelection, was
killed in an Oct. 25 plane crash in northern Minnesota.
Audio: Statements of former Vice President Walter Mondale
and Sen. Edward Kennedy on the death of Sen. Wellstone.