Wellstone Memorial Service Hurt Democrats…

Wellstone Memorial Service Hurt Democrats.

Many Republicans were genuinely outraged by what they saw as grotesque politicing at the Wellstone memorial. And Minnesota Republicans turned out to vote in much higher numbers than the national averages because of this.

Time examines whether Sen. Paul Wellstone’s (D-MN) memorial service cost Democrats the election: “A backlash against the politically charged service almost certainly helped Norm Coleman beat Walter Mondale for Wellstone’s Minnesota Senate seat. And a private poll by Bill Clinton’s former pollster, Mark Penn, suggests the service backfired on Democrats…

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