October 28, 2016

Russ Feingold Is A Phony On Super PACs

Senator Ron Johnson is right, Russ Feingold is a phony. With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, and Wisconsin polls tightening daily, Russ Feingold is breaking his SuperPAC pledge. That’s because the Harry Reid-affiliated SuperPAC Senate Majority PAC is going up in Wisconsin with $2 million in TV ads supporting campaign finance hypocrite Russ Feingold.

Feingold’s acceptance of SuperPAC money supporting his campaign shows just how desperate he is. This is especially true when you compare it with his past words on the subject. In 2010, Feingold said that he’d rather lose the election than have outside groups support him with TV ads:

“One of his signature achievements was McCain-Feingold, which has been largely dismantled by the U.S. Supreme Court, but he is sticking to a pledge not to take outside money. He wrote the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee again this year asking that it not intervene on his behalf and told POLITICO that he would ‘absolutely’ rather lose than see outside groups airing ads on his behalf.”

This isn’t the only example of Feingold’s reputation as campaign finance reformer taking a hit this year. Feingold also flip-flopped on his pledge to Wisconsin voters that the majority of his campaign contributions would come from the Badger State. Now that Feingold has gone back on his word with regard to SuperPAC support, he shown that all his campaign finance rhetoric is just empty talk.