My Reasons for Supporting Senator Feingold
- Over the course of a 12 year career in the Senate, Russ Feingold has held nearly 1,000 "Listening Sessions" in his state of Wisconsin, meeting with more than 43,897 Wisconsinites over that time. Anyone who is that connected to his constituency gets my support.
- Sen. Feingold was the ONLY senator to vote against the Patriot Act. He knew from the beginning that the bill "went too far in allowing the government to obtain personal information about law-abiding Americans and in undermining constitutional rights and protections."
- He cosponsored The McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill, in an attempt to cut soft money out of political campaigns. He is still fighting for campaign finance reform because he knows more needs to be done to protect us from big money.
- Perhaps most importantly, he favored setting a timeline for Iraq when it was politically unpopular. He voted against the war in Iraq, but has continuously voted to fund and support the troops. (see: http://feingold.senate.gov/)