Sen. Paul Wellstone

Former Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Wellstone, a Democrat, was a senator from Minnesota from 1991 to 2002.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. 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

Issue Areas

Wellstone sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Law (13%) Health (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Families (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Oct 2002, Wellstone missed 63 of 4,096 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with 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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