CUE THE CRICKETS: FEINGOLD BREAKS CAMPAIGN PLEDGE
We talked about this yesterday. Today, not a word in the local MSM. But NRO is all over it.
During his successful 1992 Senate campaign, Sen. Russ Feingold famously made a “contract with the people of Wisconsin” and wrote it on his garage door:
He touted this pledge in a well-known campaign ad
Notice item #1: “I will rely on Wisconsin citizens for most of my campaign contributions.”
Well, people of Wisconsin, consider your contract void. According to Feingold’s third quarter FEC fundraising report, 72 percent of donations to his campaign came from outside Wisconsin:
|Russ Feingold Q3 Fundraising
|In-State Donations||15,615||28 %|
|Out-of-State Donations||40,184||72 %|
|In-State Dollars Raised||$1,405,147||42 %|
|Out-of-State Dollars Raised||$1,948,935||58 %|
Indeed, once it became clear that Feingold was in trouble, Hollywood and other liberal interest groups like MoveOn.org opened their wallets to save their “progressive hero.” Now we’re seeing the result. For Feingold, the self-professed “clean campaigner” and co-author of campaign finance reform legislation, this is probably not how he wants to finish out what is likely to be his very last Senate campaign, beholden to PACs and special interest groups from outside Wisconsin. Maybe that’s why he’s been running such fluffy campaign ads lately.
...Who else is covering this? Certainly not the Associated Press.