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."
Recent statements involving Russ Feingold
Says Russ Feingold voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants
"There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant."
Says Ron Johnson "likes to say there are too many lawyers in the Senate – 57. He’d be the 70th millionaire."
Says Russ Feingold supported a stimulus plan that allowed a company to create 3,000 jobs in China.
"According to independent analysis, unfair trade deals have resulted in the loss of over 64,000 jobs in Wisconsin ... But Ron Johnson favors those deals."
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