July 21, 2016

Newsflash: Former Senator Feingold Still Relying On Out-Of-State Cash

Former Senator Russ Feingold is once again doubling down on his “full flop” on his signature campaign finance pledge to raise a majority of funds from within Wisconsin.

Feingold’s second quarter FEC report reveals he raised a whopping 68 percent of his cash from outside the Badger State, with his home away from home California leading the pack, and New York close behind. Next on the list were Massachusetts and, of course, Feingold’s favorite haunt, Washington, D.C.

Never one for fiscal responsibility, Feingold also spent like a drunken sailor in the second quarter, burning through over 80 percent of the cash he raised. His big-spending ways left him with a net gain of less than $800,000 – which is still more than he raised from within Wisconsin.

Feingold, who is skipping the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week amid tanking poll numbers for Hillary Clinton, claimed through a spokesperson that his “focus” is on “traveling across Wisconsin,” but a look at his report shows he’s more likely to be raising cash from the coasts.