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Here is a hard to find very pre-worn and loved size Large T-Shirt from the 1996 Democratic Campaign for Senator Paul Wellstone. On the FRONT of the T-Shirt, a graphic of his famous bus and the banner on the bus reads: WELLSTONE for Senate ’96. On the back of the Tee, his mantra: Mumble Grumble. Complain. Wallow. Hope. Despair. Worry. Vote. With the union logo at the bottom of the shirt from the company that silk-screened the Tee. It measures 22 inches across the chest measured under the arms and from the back of the neck band to the bottom hem is 28 inches—a bit short. There is a bit of fading and pilling to the shirt, but considering its age, still good with no holes or stains that I could find.
And in case you don't know....Wellstone's upset victory in 1990 and subsequent re-election in 1996 was also credited to a massive Grassroots democracy campaign, which inspired college students, poor people and minorities to get involved in politics for the very first time. In 1990, the number of young people involved in the campaign was so notable that shortly after the election, told Wellstone that "the kids won it for you." Wellstone also spent a large portion of his Senate career working with the Hmong American community in Minnesota, an immigrant community that had not traditionally been involved in American politics. Wellstone also spent a great deal of his Senate career cultivating the Veterans community.
In 2002, Wellstone campaigned for re-election to a third term (despite an earlier campaign pledge to only serve two terms) against Republican Party of Minnesota Norm Coleman, the two-term mayor of Saint Paul Minnesota, formerly a Democrat who had chaired Wellstone's 1996 re-election campaign.
Wellstone was in a line of left-of-center or progressive senators of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). The first three, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale were all prominent in the national Democratic Party.