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Friday, June 03, 2016

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Wisconsin is 'ready to unite' Feingold is to tell Dems at state convention

U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold will pledge during his speech before the Democratic state convention to "reach across the aisle to get things done" should he win this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, according excerpts of his prepared remarks released today.

Feingold is to say that despite the state being characterized as divided, Wisconsinites "are ready to unite."

According to the excerpts, Feingold's is to say that during his tour of the state he's found that community, family and economic issues are interconnected and require people to work together to advance.

"[W]hen we ALL work together, students can graduate college without debt, buy their first home, and start a family, or a business," Feingold is to say. "When we work together, our parents and grandparents don’t have to feel so nervous about retirement. They look forward to a time of their lives they can cherish and spend real time with their families."

Without mentioning him by name, the excerpts also contain what appear to be shots against Johnson, who unseated Feingold in 2010.

"Listen, it’s easy to outsource your campaign to out-of-state billionaires, and phone in your appearances," Feingold is to say. "But for me, a campaign is about going where the people are. It’s not only a way to hear what moms and dads and sons and daughters have to say, but it’s also a way to show people respect, and that you value their time and work.

"Yet some public officials don’t think it’s their job to listen to the people of Wisconsin; don’t think it’s their job to do the hard work to bring people together to things done."

Read the full text of the excerpts:


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