Feingold Seeks Return to Senate

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) announced that he will run to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago to Ron Johnson (R), “fulfilling the hopes of Democrats who have been pushing for the liberal to return to the political arena,” the AP reports.

In the video announcement filmed inside his home near Madison, Feingold said his “desire to serve is stronger than ever” and that he wants to fight to “bring back to the U.S. Senate strong independence, bipartisanship and honesty.”

Feingold Looks Likely to Run Again for Senate

“To most Democratic and Republican leaders in Wisconsin, it’s no longer a question of if Russ Feingold runs for Senate—it’s a question of when he’ll formally enter the race,” National Journal reports.

“If Feingold’s departure is imminent, that comes as no surprise in Wisconsin, where political insiders have believed for months that Feingold would return to take on GOP Sen. Ron Johnson next year in a repeat of their 2010 matchup.”