Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feingold for Senate? Governor?

I hate it when people start talking about Russ Feingold running for governor, because I sooooo want to see that happen. Yet by all indications, he won't. He's stuck on foreign policy for some reason. Hey, a hobby is one thing, but getting this state back to normal again has so much more going for it. And it's the only position not affected by gerrymandering. TPM:
Fifty-three percent of Wisconsin voters said they have a favorable opinion of Feingold, according to the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, while 37 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of the former three-term senator.

The poll indicated that Feingold could get the last laugh on the Republican who ousted him in the 2010 midterms. In a hypothetical 2016 Senate matchup, 52 percent said they would vote for Feingold over Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who picked up 42 percent support.

Moreover, Feingold fared better than any Democrat tested in hypothetical matchups against Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who will be up for re-election next year. Feingold edged Walker in the poll 49 percent to 47 percent. Walker topped every other Democrat tested in the poll. Feingold has not given an indication yet if he will challenge Walker in 2014.


  1. Russ had to fight like hell every time he ran, defending an honorable record over and over as though it were something to be ashamed of. He finally lost to a man whose honorable private sector record includes speaking out in favor of protecting child molestors (in the name of business), and who isn't exactly growing into the job he was elected to do.
    Of course Russ doesn't want to run. Wisconsin has sent him a message and he has received it.
    (Sure would be nice if he did, though.)

  2. Yep, Russ is waiting to exact some revenge on (mo)Ron in 2016, so he can get back to doing his good deeds on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees. 2010 was such a fluke on so many levels.

    And that PPP poll also shows that Walker is already in big trouble, with little room to grab new voters with. Dems have plenty of time to figure out who'll take out Walker, and leave Russ to destroy Johnson 2 years later.