Sen. Paul Wellstone
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presidential bid on January 9, 1999 at a press conference at the State
Capitol in St. Paul,
Senator from Minnesota. Elected in 1990, has vowed not to seek
in 2002. Serves on Labor and Human Resources, Foreign Relations,
Small Business, Indian Affairs, and Veterans Affairs Committees.
Established presidential exploratory committee in April 1998.
Working on a book, "A Better America," in collaboration with Bill Dauster, counselor for the exploratory committee.
In 1990 Wellstone was the only challenger to unseat an incumbent Senator (Rudy Boschwitz).
Unsuccessfully ran for state auditor in 1982.
Political science professor at Carleton College in Northfield, MN for 21 years.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in Political Science, 1965 and
in Political Science, 1969.
At Chapel Hill, Wellstone was a champion wrestler.
Sheila Ison in 1963. Three children, David, Marcia and Mark;
years old. Born July 21, 1944 in Washington, DC (parents Leon and
Minnie). Grew up in Arlington, VA.
Ruth Conniff. "President Wellstone? A Liberal Populist Considers a Run." The Nation, May 18, 1998. (cover story) >
Dennis McGrath and Dane Smith. 1995. Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington. University of Minnesota Press.
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action. Page Archived January 1999.