Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) just gave another big hint about his political plans.
Feingold, who sources close to him say is very interested in a rematch against Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), left a clue in his final speech as the State Department’s special envoy to Africa when he mentioned his former chief of staff.
Feingold thanked “my once, current, and I hope, future chief of staff Mary Irvine,” according to Roll Call.
Feingold noted that Irvine started as a top aide for him “as an envoy for the State Department in July of 2013, just as she was there every day for my tenure in the U.S. Senate.”
As Roll Call notes, Feingold lost re-election in 2010 to Johnson, who is a top target of Democrats in the 2016 cycle.