Senators: North Carolina, Minnesota Boschwitz Botches It

Boschwitz Botches It He loses to a professor who will "be in Helms' face"

No election would be complete without at least one surprise winner who zooms in from left field to capture high office. This time that distinction belongs to Paul Wellstone, a political-science professor from Carleton College, who last week became the only challenger to oust an incumbent Senator. His victim, Republican Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota, had seemed assured of a third term. "They just outhustled us," Boschwitz said by way of concession.

Well, yes, but that was only part of the upset's anatomy. Wellstone, 46, is a veteran political organizer for liberal causes. In 1983 he was arrested for trespassing while participating...

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