Feingold Expects Tough Battle for Senate
Senator Russ Feingold had no opponent in Tuesday's primary. He spent the day working in Washington. Video by tmj4.comvideo
WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Russ Feingold had no opponent in Tuesday's primary. He spent the day working in Washington.
We talked to him via satellite about what many predict will be a tough re-election battle for the senator. Feingold told us he's ready to get started and called himself the underdog in this race.
Feingold's opponent, Ron Johnson, has already spent more than $4 million of his own money, and there's more where that came from. Putting the senator in a position, he says, he's familiar with.
"I don't know anything else. I've always been the underdog. I've been outspent. You can check with the Federal Election Commission. I've been outspent by my opponents every time I've run for U.S. Senate."
"I don't do the party line. I don't belong with the special interests. In fact, a recent survey that was done showed that of all 100 senators I was ranked number one, as the number one enemy of the lobbyists. So it would seem strange that somebody would want to replace me."
Feingold agreed to take on six debates between now and November. He's hoping Johnson will join him. The first debate is set for Sunday night in Eau Claire.