Russ Feingold's file

Feingold

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.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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  • Half True7 (%)(7)
  • Mostly False2 (%)(2)
  • False4 (%)(4)
  • Pants on Fire1 (%)(1)

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Last call: A final fact-check wrap-up

Some of the latest claims by Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

20 attacks in the Ron Johnson-Russ Feingold U.S. Senate race, rated

Cordiality has been in relatively short supply in this election rematch.

In Context: Russ Feingold saying Hillary Clinton is trustworthy

Here's what Feingold was asked and how he responded when he made the remark that has been criticized by his U.S. Senate opponent, Republican incumbent Ron Johnson.

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.