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Mourning the Loss of Senator Paul Wellstone

Senator Paul Wellstone


Statements by
Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott
on the Death of Senator Paul Wellstone

"Paul Wellstone was the soul of the Senate. He was one of the most noble and courageous men I have ever known. He was a gallant and passionate fighter, especially for the less fortunate. I am grateful to have known Paul and Sheila as dear and close friends. Their deaths are a shattering loss to Minnesota, to the nation and to all who knew and loved them. The tragic deaths of their daughter Marcia, as well as three of Paul's loyal staffers, and their pilots compounds this unbearable loss. The heartfelt condolences of the entire United States Senate go out to the Wellstone family and the families of all who were lost with him. The nation has lost a fearless public servant and tireless advocate for justice."

Majority Leader Tom Daschle

"For the people of Minnesota, this is too heartbreaking for words. For the entire United States Senate, this is a death in our family. For all of us, this is a reminder of the dedication of the men and women who serve their country in public office. Our prayers are with Paul Wellstone's family and the people he served."

Republican Leader Trent Lott

About Senator Paul Wellstone:

    Senator Wellstone's Web Site
   Senator Wellstone's entry in the Biographical Directory of Congress.