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Wellstone's Sons Tell Cheney: Don't Attend Service! From Agence France Presse
29 October 2002

[Posted 29 October 2002]
October Vice President Dick Cheney scrapped plans to attend a memorial service Tuesday for a senator killed in a plane crash as Democrats and Republicans wrangled over politicking for the dead man's senate seat less than a week from elections.

Cheny canceled plans to attend the tribute to Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone at the request of Wellstone's family, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.

Wellstone's two sons were "appreciative," of Cheney's offer to attend, but respectfully declined, Stanzel said, declining to comment on the reason for what was seen as a political snub. US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will represent the administration at the service instead, Stanzel said.

The vigil for the popular two-term senator, who perished along with his wife, daughter and three staffers in a plane crash in a remote part of Minnesota last Friday, was expected to draw 20,000 people.

(C) Agence France Presse, 2002
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