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Russ Feingold launches campaign for U.S. Senate

"My desire to serve is stronger than ever."

By - May 14th, 2015 09:00 am

MIDDLETON — Offering an independent and honest voice to represent Wisconsin, Russ Feingold is declaring his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Feingold announced his campaign today in a video message from his home in Middleton. He looks forward to traveling through Wisconsin, listening carefully to the concerns of Wisconsinites and fighting to fix a broken Washington, D.C. system where multi-millionaires, billionaires and big corporations call the shots.

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Feingold served in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2011 where he fought to improve care for veterans, fought against unfair trade agreements that ship American jobs overseas and promoted the growth of Wisconsin’s economy.

As a senator, Feingold visited each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties every year to listen to the people of Wisconsin and turn their ideas into results.

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Transcript of Feingold’s campaign announcement is available here:

“I’m Russ Feingold.

“We need to get started fixing all this.

“People tell me all the time that our politics and Washington are broken. And that multi-millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations are calling the shots. They especially say this about the U.S. Senate, and it’s hard not to agree. But what are we going to do? Get rid of the Senate?

“Actually, no one I’ve listened to says we should throw in the towel and give up — and I don’t think that either. Instead, let’s fight together for change. That means helping to bring back to the U.S. Senate strong independence, bipartisanship and honesty.

“So, today I am pleased to announce that I am planning to run for the United States Senate in 2016.

“This effort begins with listening to you.

“Right now I’m at my home in Middleton, Wisconsin. Beginning this summer, I will be hitting the road from here, traveling to communities all across the state, listening carefully to my fellow Wisconsinites talk about their concerns, especially when it comes to their economic well-being.

“I believe we should understand and honor everyone’s hard work and that people should be rewarded for it.

“I admire Wisconsinites’ optimism and determination. And my desire to serve is stronger than ever.

“I love Wisconsin. I love the spirit of the people here and the beautiful state we all cherish. I know that working together we can make great things possible again.

“But, I need your help so we can get started!

“Join me at”

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6 thoughts on “Russ Feingold launches campaign for U.S. Senate”

  1. PMD says:

    Later Ron Johnson. Good riddance.

  2. TF says:

    Thank God. Hoping for a win in 2016, which isn’t too unrealistic if the polls prove correct.

  3. Allison says:

    Don’t the Dems have anyone new?

  4. PMD says:

    Is that the best criticism you’ve got Allison? If so it’s pretty weak.

  5. PMD says:

    The answer is no, of course, but it’s still no reason not to support Feingold over Johnson. What’s Ron done in the last 5 years other than file a lawsuit over Obamacare?

  6. Theresa Finnegan Vale says:

    do not like to use ACT BLUE!!! IS there another way I can use my card to donate to you!!I have supported you in the past and am delighted you are running again!! please let me know, my tel. number is 210 736-1788, will be out today but you can leave a message, GOOD LUCK THERESA

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