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Feingold Will Not Run for Public Office in 2012

In a blog post former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold he will not seek public office in 2012.

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will not be running for public office in 2012, according to a Progressives United blog post.

Progressives United is an organization founded by Feingold after he lost re-election bid in November to combat corporate influence in politics.

Some were looking to Feingold to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the event that there would be a recall. It was also said that he might run for U.S. Senate after

Feingold explains he has enjoyed life as a private citizen.

“I am also well aware that I have a very strong standing in the polls should I choose to run again for the U.S. Senate or in a recall election for governor,” Feingold wrote." After twenty-eight continuous years as an elected official, however, I have found the past eight months to be an opportunity to look at things from a different perspective.”

The past few months Feingold has been teaching at Marquette University Law School and will be returning to teach full-time in the fall. He is also working on writing a book entitled “While America Sleeps.”

“It's about how we have too often lost our way as a nation in responding to the 9/11 attacks and related issues,” he said.

Feingold continues on to say that he will support the Walker's Recall.

“Since the aggressive tactics of Governor Walker and the legislature ensued, those words now also mean retaking the state government from these corporate-backed operatives is a special priority,” he wrote in the blog.

Lyle Ruble August 21, 2011 at 04:13 PM
@Patriot...It's going to be a tough run all the way around, my little troll. I think it would be a mistake to count out our fearless leader. Unless the Republicans can come up with someone who can be taken seriously and has good executive experience, Obama may not be seriously challenged. As far as I am concerned Jon Huntsman may be the only one who could present this kind of challenge. Paul, Bachmann, Perry, and Romney just aren't attractive enough. Paul, Bachmann and Perry are too extreme and Romney is like a bowl of cold oatmeal. It's time for adults!
Greg August 22, 2011 at 08:20 PM
The longer they sit, the less they get done. I'm not only glad that Feingold is not running, I would like to see term limits to prevent the long sitting dead weight.
Kirk August 22, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Great point Greg! Would love to see term limits..the problem is many of these folks aren't qualified to do anything else :-)
Drive To 24 August 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Like RJ?
Bren August 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM
WEAC doesn't compare to the dollars pouring into the outside interest Super PACs infesting our state.

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