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May 7, 2013
Leaders in the technology community have every right to talk about how immigration reform will benefit their businesses. But instead, FWD.us has chosen a strategy that’s condescending to voters and counterproductive to the cause of reform.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold • In a statement given to Politico, offering an explanation for why Progressives United, MoveOn.org, and other left-leaning organizations have decided to stop advertising on Facebook for at least two weeks. The advertising boycott is in response to several televised ads from FWD.us, the Mark Zuckerberg-founded advocacy organization which is supposedly focused on immigration reform, that support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and attack “Obamacare.” source
20:25 // 1 year ago
September 6, 2011
She would be the first openly-gay senator. OK, so the progressives didn’t get Russ Feingold like they wanted, but Rep. Tammy Baldwin is certainly no spring chicken. “Some people think America’s best days are behind us,” Baldwin says in her announcement clip, “but I’m not one of them.” Do you guys think she has a serious shot at Herb Kohl’s soon-to-be-vacant seat? source
11:13 // 2 years ago
August 19, 2011
While I may seek elective office again someday, I have decided not to run for public office during 2012.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold • Breaking the hearts of many a progressive with a single quote. The Wisconsin institution, who’s currently teaching at Marquette Law School and working on a book about 9/11, says he’s enjoying the stuff he’s currently working on and wants a little bit of a break from the political game. This is not a particularly great sign for Democrats going into 2012, as Feingold was seen as likely to do well in another Senate race. Feingold lost his Senate seat, which he held for three terms, last year. Let the speculation begin: Perhaps he’s holding out for a race with Scott Walker? source (via • follow)
19:26 // 3 years ago
May 26, 2011
Watch out, Walker: If a recall election were held today, you’d get booted faster than you can say “Gray Davis.” source
2:08 // 3 years ago
May 15, 2011
Paul Ryan said he’s thinking about a Senate run. Which could create a kind of political pundit’s wet-dream situation where Paul Ryan and Russ Feingold go up against each other for a Senate seat. (Tammy Baldwin’s looking like a solid option, too.) But why sell yourself short, Paul? You could totally run for president — and you’d be able to do it without saying the kind of idiotic things most of the other candidates are currently saying. We’ve been pitching this line for weeks. In a lineup of weak GOP candidates, you stand out. And as Jennifer Rubin smartly points out, all the excuses that Ryan has for not running for the presidency also apply to a Senate run. So what’s the problem?
12:15 // 3 years ago
April 25, 2011
Heads up, Scott: A new poll shows progressive hero Russ Feingold neck-and-neck with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a hypothetical recall election. This is less than a year after Feingold lost re-election to the Senate by five points to a political novice. Yeah, yeah, we know: this doesn’t mean much, as Feingold hasn’t expressed any interest in running and Walker is nine months away from even being eligible for a recall. But we can dream, right? source
22:28 // 3 years ago
November 2, 2010
Russ. Sigh. This is a race that was clear from the polling, but still a depressing loss. He was one of the country’s better Senators, and was more willing to go with his gut than the lot of them, most famously when he voted against the PATRIOT Act – he was the only one to do so. But Wisconsin has spoken, and Ron Johnson, a once-unknown who was against the health care bill, will take his place. That feeling is one of a dagger hitting the hearts of liberals everywhere. source
Russ Feingold: Poor fella. Down goes an incumbent.
23:42 // 3 years ago