Wellstone-style campaigns live on
Mark Ritchie's involvement in public policy goes back years, but he never wanted to run for public office.
That is, until U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone died in an airplane crash five years ago Thursday (Oct. 25).
"When Paul was killed ... it forced a lot of people to ask the question: 'What are we doing with our lives?'" Minnesota's first-term secretary of state said as the crash's fifth anniversary neared.
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