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Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)

Deputy Whip

Political Highlights: Wis. Senate, 1983-93; U.S. Senate, 1993-2011
Born: March 2, 1953; Janesville, Wis.
Residence: Middleton
Religion: Jewish
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: U. of Wisconsin, B.A. 1975; Oxford U., B.A. 1977; Harvard U., J.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Foreign Relations (African Affairs - Chairman; East Asian & Pacific Affairs; International Operations & Organizations; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs); Judiciary (Administrative Oversight & the Courts; Constitution - Chairman; Crime & Drugs; Human Rights & the Law); Select Intelligence

Election History
2010generalRon Johnson (R) 1,125,99951.9
Russ Feingold (D) 1,020,95847.0
Rob Taylor (CNSTP) 23,4731.1
2004generalRuss Feingold (D) 1,632,69755.4
Tim Michels (R) 1,301,18344.1
Arif Kahn (LIBERT) 8,3670.3
Eugene Hem (I) 6,6620.2
1998generalRuss Feingold (D) 890,05950.5
Mark Neumann (R) 852,27248.4
Robert Raymond (USTAX) 7,9420.5
Tom Ender (LIBERT) 5,5910.3
Eugene Hem (I) 4,2660.2
1992generalRuss Feingold (D) 1,290,66252.6
Bob Kasten (R) 1,129,59946.0
Patrick Johnson (I) 16,5130.7
William Bittner (LIBERT) 9,1470.4
Mervin Hanson (I) 3,2640.1
Robert Kundert (I) 2,7470.1
Joseph Selliken (I) 2,7330.1
Roll Call Vitals


Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Russ Feingold has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.