Russ Feingold Running For Senate In Wisconsin In 2016

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May 14, 2015 9:48 a.m.

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) announced on Thursday that he will run for Senate in 2016.

He announced his decision in a video first reported by the Huffington Post. He will run against Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who defeated Feingold in the 2010 election.

In the video, Feingold said he was committed to bringing “independence, bipartisanship and honesty” back to the U.S. Senate.

“People tell me all the time that our politics and Washington are broken. And that multimillionaires, billionaires and big corporations are calling the shots,” He says in the video. “They especially say this about the U.S. Senate, and it’s hard not to agree.”

Watch Feingold’s announcement video below:

Correction: The original version of this post indicated that Feingold is a Republican. He is a Democrat. We regret the error.

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