Russ Feingold

WISGOP: Feingold’s Foreign Policy is Dangerous

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November 30, 2015

Senator Russ Feingold’s Foreign Policy is Dangerous and Out of Touch

[Madison, Wis.] – As global threats to America and its allies overseas continue to grow, Wisconsin needs a leader who puts the safety of the country before radical ideology. Ron Johnson is leading the charge and fighting to do everything necessary to keep Wisconsinites safe from harm. At the same time, Senator Russ Feingold is doubling down on his radical ideology and praising Barack Obama’s poor handling of crises around the world.

“Senator Feingold’s only solution to our national security threats is the formation of another government-run committee, and he couldn’t be more out of touch with the threats we face each day,” said Pat Garrett, spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Ron Johnson continues to bring people together behind commonsense solutions to keep our country safe, meanwhile Feingold clings to a rigid foreign policy that isn’t working and has America leading from behind.”


Via Senator Russ Feingold’s Foreign Policy is Dangerous and Out of Touch @ Republican Party of Wisconsin.

“Never call him ‘Senator Feingold'”

“I can share with you Russ’ campaign (and) what they’ve told us so far,” Laning said in the videotaped segment, first reported by the The Washington Free Beacon.

“Never call him ‘Senator Feingold.’ We are to call him ‘Russ,'” she said. “They want us to say ‘Russ’ because the last campaign — it was all about ’16 years, 16 years, 16 years, he’s there too long.’ And so they want to say, ‘He’s just one of us.’

We want to go back to Russ being Russ.”

Via Democratic Party chair says it’s ‘Russ,’ not Senator Feingold @ JS No Quarter Blog


“…. only 5% of the $7.1 million spent by Feingold’s PAC went directly to federal candidates and political parties from January 2011 to March 2015. The bulk of the money was spent on fundraising, staff salaries and administrative expenses. Nearly 90% of the budget for Progressives United Inc., a political nonprofit, went for fundraising and…

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“He does a lecture, he does a PowerPoint about the deficit, which of course is an important issue, but he doesn’t open himself to hearing about the daily realities that Wisconsin middle-class families and workers face,” said Feingold, who used the word “lecture” numerous times to characterize Johnson. Via Feingold talks 2016 rematch with Johnson…

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“He spent his prior 30 years basically building big government,” Johnson said of his potential challenger in an interview after Feingold announced his candidacy last week. “I think the voters of Wisconsin … if they take a look at things objectively, will start realizing that big government that Senator Feingold is dedicated to continue to…

16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.

Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics said last week’s announcement from former U.S. Sen Russ Feingold that he would challenge Johnson in a rematch race “crystallized for us that Johnson is the most vulnerable incumbent senator in the country.” Via Ron Johnson called ‘most vulnerable incumbent senator in…

Russ Returns

Russ Feingold to run for US Senate http://t.co/DpM7MMuElr #BREAKING;: #Wisconsin's Russ Feingold to run for US Senate http://t.co/DpM7MMuElr pic.twitter.com/LaNMiwT29a — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) May 14, 2015


Johnson hasn’t proven to be very popular during his first term in the Senate. Only 32% of voters approve of the job he’s doing to 40% who disapprove. 28% of voters with no opinion about him also suggests he hasn’t made a terribly strong impression on people over the last 4 years. Meanwhile Feingold is…