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Russ Feingold visits 72nd county, listening to Wisconsinites

Feingold: "I'm just getting started"

By - Aug 24th, 2015 10:11 am
Russ Feingold visits 72nd county, listening to Wisconsinites. Campaign photo.

Russ Feingold visits 72nd county, listening to Wisconsinites. Campaign photo.

MIDDLETON – In the shadow of iconic Lambeau Field, Russ Feingold pulled off an impressive opening drive in his campaign for United States Senate. In the first 101 days since announcing for U.S. Senate, Russ has listened directly to the needs and concerns of Wisconsinites in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

The stories Russ has heard from families who work full time struggling to make ends meet and business owners anxious to create more jobs have inspired Russ to focus on creating more economic opportunities and improving economic security in every corner of Wisconsin. It’s why Russ announced his support for a gradual raise to a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave in a speech last week.

“I’m just getting started,” said Russ Feingold. “From coffee shops, to jobs sites, to main street businesses and bars, I’m going to continue traveling across Wisconsin this year to listen to the thoughts and concerns of Wisconsinites. The people I’ve met tell me that Wisconsinites want someone with honesty, bipartisanship and independence to serve in the U.S. Senate. They want someone who will focus on the economic well-being of Wisconsin families, not just the billionaires and big corporations who pull the strings of Wall Street and Washington.”

Russ for Wisconsin launched its first radio ad last week highlighting what Russ is hearing from people across the state about how to make Wisconsin’s economy work for working families.

Updates from Russ’s 72 county listening tour can be found on Facebook.

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3 thoughts on “Russ Feingold visits 72nd county, listening to Wisconsinites”

  1. Paul says:

    He was against PACs and the first thing he did when he lost an election was to start a PAC. At least he was true to his word about keeping PAC money out of politics seeing he and his cronies spent most of the money collected on themselves

  2. Tim says:

    Yeah, how dare he use the fundraising tools available to his rivals. I mean, if he was a good candidate he should be able to win even if his spending is outnumbered 1000:1.

    Wait, if money didn’t matter to an election… why would his opponents spend so much in the first place?

  3. Paul says:

    Tim, this is what he ran on and always denounced others for, but as soon as he lost an election he jumped right into it, and like I said the worst part is he used most of the money on himself and not for the reasons he said he was going to use it for.

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