Feingold May Run for the Senate Again

Former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is apparently thinking about running for the Senate again. He was voted out of office in the great Tea Party red tide of 2010. He’s been working as an envoy at the State Department, but is leaving that job and hinting at another run. He said this on Facebook:

Friends,

As I complete my final week at the State Department, I am so grateful to President Obama and Secretary Kerry for the opportunity to serve our country and represent America’s ideals in one of the most challenging yet promising regions of Africa.

After I leave the State Department this week, I will spend portions of 2015 teaching international relations and law at Stanford University. For most of the rest of this year, I will be living at my home in Middleton, Wisconsin, from where I will travel the state extensively. I will listen carefully to my fellow Wisconsinites talk about their concerns, especially those involving their economic well-being. I will also seek their counsel on how I can best further serve my country and the state I love.

-Russ

Sounds like he’s setting the stage for a campaign to me. Feingold earned a tremendous amount of good will from me when he was the only member of the Senate — the only one — to vote against the Patriot Act.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dal.bryn dalbryn

    I’d vote for him again, but I don’t live in WI anymore.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Feingold earned a tremendous amount of good will from me when he was the only member of the Senate — the only one — to vote against the Patriot Act.

    Exactly. You both hate America and Keeping Us Safe&trage;.

     

    dalbryn “I’d vote for him again, but I don’t live in WI anymore.”

    You still can, on account of being a Democrat and also having no ID and Democrats being for people with no ID voting as other people in person at the polls which, numbers aside, happens all the time and explains why the Democrat party always wins even though nobody I know votes for them. Also, ACORN.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Keeping Us Safe™

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Wisconsin is a political mess these days. Scott Walker has somehow won three elections, which reflects badly on the ability of the Democratic party to find someone who can beat him.

  • sundiver

    WI is a political mess because all too many cheeseheads seem all too eager to turn the state into a sub-arctic Alabama. Rather fitting the John Birch Society is headquartered there.

  • socalcommie

    Maybe he’s thinking about running for Governer instead?

  • dogmeat

    Wisconsin is a microcosm of the state of politics in the US in general. Don’t forget that Obama won the state in ’08 and ’12. In ’10 and ’14 the election results very much mimic the results in the rest of the country as Republican voters came out in large numbers when Democrats and independents didn’t and then in ’14 when outside money buried local candidates. Same thing happened in Walker’s recall election where his supporters outspent his opponents something like 7 or 8 to 1. In addition, most of the money supporting Walker and other Republican candidates has been from outside interests.