I saw a couple articles from Ezra Klein about U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota today. This is the eighth year after his death in a plane-crash along with his wife and daughter, and five other people. He was one of the only politicians that I've met in person, and one of the only that I felt was actually worth listening to.
This interview was done in October 2002 in Minneapolis shortly before he died:
An introduction to Paul Wellstone, created by his children's Wellstone Action foundation:
Wellstone speaking against going to war in Iraq:
An example of one of his campaign commercials:
I highly recommend his book, "The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda".