We are all heart broken today. Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator, champion of the poor and liberal hero, died in a plane crash this morning with his wife Sheila, daughter Marsha and five others. I met Sheila a few years when she came and spent the day visiting and discussing housing and other issues with some of our transitional housing clients here at work. She came to learn more about homelessness and the struggles of poor families in the state. We have lost two strong advocates in the battle for social justice.
Based on Minnesota election law, it appears that the Democratic party will have to come up with a new candidate in the next few days and that we'll have a supplemental ballot for the Senate race.