Russell Feingold began his political career in the Wisconsin State Senate, representing Middleton for 10 years before winning election to the United States Senate in 1993. Feingold represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate until 2010, when he was defeated by Republican Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson. Now, in 2016, Feingold is running once again, challenging Senator […]
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsin progressives were dealt a painful blow when Russ Feingold was unseated by business executive Ron Johnson in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. It turned out to be just the first of several crushing defeats for progressives. As Feingold tells WORT’s Dylan Brogan in this exclusive interview, Wisconsin is ready for a new approach, even if it’s from a familiar face.
On January 21st, 2013, Dane Varese, The Outreach Director with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign braved the freezing temperatures (it’s 1 degrees outside) to talk to WORT about Citizens United and what it means for campaigns to come. Citizens United is a 2010 Supreme Court decision that says it would be an infringement […]