Sen. Paul Wellstone

Former Senator from Minnesota


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1991-2002 Senator Minnesota

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Wellstone sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wellstone is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Some of Wellstone’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Oct 2002, Wellstone missed 63 of 4,096 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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