JS's Bice: Feingold's potential new job would likely leave him out of governor's race

CREATED Apr 29, 2013

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  • Former Sen. Russ Feingold warms up the crowd before First lady Michelle Obama campaigns on behalf of her husband Friday, September 28, 2012 at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold introduces Mayor Tom Barrett at a rally at the UAW Local 72 Hall Monday in Kenosha. Image by Angela Peterson

  • Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (right) introduces Mayor Tom Barrett Monday at a rally in Kenosha at the UAW Local 72 Hall. Image by Angela Peterson

  • "It's on to our next fight, it's on to our next adventure," exclaims Sentator Russ Feingold to supporters in a concession speech at his election night party at the Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. . JOURNAL SENTINEL PHOTO BY RICK WOOD/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold tries to keep a positive message as he concedes the election to Ron Johnson during his election night party at the Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. . JOURNAL SENTINEL PHOTO BY RICK WOOD/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Sen. Russ Feingold remained upbeat and positive in his comments to supporters after conceding the election to Ron Johnson from the Russ Feingold election night party at the Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. . JOURNAL SENTINEL PHOTO BY RICK WOOD/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • "It's on to our next fight, it's on to our next adventure," exclaims Sentator Russ Feingold to supporters in a concession speech at his election night party at the Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. . JOURNAL SENTINEL PHOTO BY RICK WOOD/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • "It's on to our next fight, it's on to our next adventure," exclaims Sentator Russ Feingold to supporters in a concession speech at his election night party at the Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. . JOURNAL SENTINEL PHOTO BY RICK WOOD/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • feingoldp1, mjs, news - Senator Russ Feingold goes to shake hands with campaign supporters outside the Democratic Party of Racine County Campaign Headquarters, two days before voters go to the polls on Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010, in Racine on Sunday, October 31, 2010. PHOTO BY MARK ABRAMSON/MABRAMSON@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Abramson

MILWAUKEE - A Journal Sentinel reporter says that Wisconsin's former Democratic Senator may be close to taking his name out of the hat for the race for governor in 2014.

Daniel Bice told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" that Russ Feingold was in talks to be named as a special envoy in Africa, working for the State Department.

Bice says that means Feingold would most likely not run against Gov. Scott Walker in the 2014 selection.

After he broke the story on 620WTMJ, Bice wrote this article.

More: Click here for our archive of news about former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold.