Russ Feingold's file


Democrat from Wisconsin

Russ Feingold served as a Democratic U.S. Senator representing Wisconsin from 1992 until 2010, when he was defeated for re-election. An attorney, he previously served 10 years in the Wisconsin Legislature. Following his Senate defeat, he founded Progressives United, which says it mission is to "stand up to the exploding corporate influence in our political system by organizing and amplifying the voices of those who believe that corporations have too much power." Feingold is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, the man who defeated him, in the 2016 election.

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Round II: Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold

Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent, and his Democratic challenger, Russ Feingold, made a number of claims about each other in their final debate that we’ve rated previously. Here’s a look at four of those statements.

Fact checking the first Ron Johnson-Russ Feingold U.S. Senate debate

Each candidate makes claims we've previously examined.

Senate debate primer: Ron Johnson vs Russ Feingold

Claims the candidates have made against each other have marked the U.S. Senate rematch.  

In Context: Ron Johnson comparing the 2016 elections to 9/11

Fleshing out the Wisconsin Republican senator's comments about Flight 93.

Rematch: Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold crossing swords again

Claims over campaign financing and Obamacare have marked the early stages of the 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.