Russ Feingold announces he’s running for U.S. Senate in rematch with Ron Johnson

Progressive champion Russ Feingold is back and running to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he held in Wisconsin for three terms before losing to Republican Ron Johnson in 2010.

“People tell me all the time that our politics and Washington are broken. And that multi-millionaires, billionaires and big corporations are calling the shots,” Feingold says in his announcement video. “They especially say this about the U.S. Senate, and it’s hard not to agree. But what are we going to do? Get rid of the Senate?

“Actually, no one I’ve listened to says we should throw in the towel and give up — and I don’t think that either. Instead, let’s fight together for change.”

“That means helping to bring back to the U.S. Senate strong independence, bipartisanship and honesty.”