Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI):
Exciting news: Russ Feingold is BACK.
Russ just announced that he will shake up the 2016 U.S. Senate map and run in Wisconsin to reclaim his former seat.
He'll need our help to defeat right-wing Senator Ron Johnson. If Russ wins, Democratic chances of taking back the Senate go way up -- and Elizabeth Warren will have another bold ally by her side.
Make history. Donate $3 directly to Russ Feingold's 2016 comeback campaign -- and put this progressive champ back in the Senate!
Russ tells us:
"I've always fought for what’s right, regardless of whether the DC insiders agreed at the time. This campaign will be another chance for all of us to stand up for our progressive values. Members of the PCCC know that when we take a stand based on our principles and stick to it, we win."
That's right! Russ led the fight for campaign finance reform before it was cool. Despite opposition from Republicans and powerful interests, he beat the odds and passed the strongest reforms since Watergate: The McCain-Feingold law.
In her book, Elizabeth Warren praised Russ for standing with her in an epic battle against the big banks (before she was in the Senate):
"Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Paul Wellstone of Minnesota were barely into their second terms. I imagine each one of them could have used some hefty campaign contributions from the banking industry, but that didn't matter. They joined the fight with energy and enthusiasm -- and I will be forever grateful."
America needs Russ Feingold back in the Senate. Donate $3 to his 2016 comeback campaign.
By electing Russ, we'll also defeat one of the most right-wing senators (ever).
As progressives call for debt-free college, millionaire Senator Ron Johnson wants to cut student aid -- saying this "free money" is "too easy to get" and, as a result, students "don't feel any urgency to get to work" by getting a job. (Tell that to kids of non-millionaires.)
He calls Obamacare "the greatest assault on freedom in our lifetime" and says "I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change."
Let's do this. Replace extremist Ron Johnson with progressive hero Russ Feingold. Donate $3 today.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founders
Click here to donate to Feingold's campaign: