By Eileen Persike, Editor.
U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold stopped in Rhinelander today. The Democrat met with supporters at Rhinelander Café and Pub and shared with the crowd his reasons for running to take back his former seat in Washington.
“I love this; this is still my favorite thing, despite all the other opportunities I’ve had,” Feingold said. “Working for the people of Wisconsin, getting around the state listening to people, it’s still the thing I most enjoy.”
Feingold has been travelling through the Northwoods as part of a 72-county tour of the state. He said the economy is the number one concern he is hearing from Wisconsinites.
“Very specifically, whether hardworking people can make ends meet,” Feingold said. “Getting a job is crucial, paying extraordinary expenses is crucial but just making sure that what you bring home from your workplace in terms of income, really allows you to cover the bills. That seems to be a growing concern of middle class and working families.”
Feingold faces incumbent Republican Ron Johnson in November, 2016.