U.S. Senate 2016

“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…

Can Feingold come back from defeat?

In fact, his numbers right now are more reminiscent of the Feingold victories of 1992, 1998 and 2004 than the Feingold rejection of 2010 (see chart). In surveys by the Marquette University Law School, Feingold’s popularity ratings are better than almost any politician Marquette has asked about in its three and a half years of…

Feingold talks Ron Johnson

“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…

Johnson talks Russ Feingold

“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