Wellstone was "a hunted man"
"Sure, the Bush Administration is targeting Paul this year, but Paul is never a shoo-in. Paul's a controversial guy. He's the little guy who takes on the big guys. That is not something the political process is designed to reward these days. If you take strong stands you put yourself at risk--and Paul takes more strong stands on more issues than just about anyone else."
- Myron Orfield, Minnesota state senator, quoted in The Nation, May 9, 2002. Senator Wellstone died in a plane crash on October 25. The cause of the crash has not been discovered.