Russ Feingold

Democratic senator candidate

Past experiences:

Things he voted against:

  • Banning same-sex marriage
  • Banning abortion
  • Increasing penalties for drug offenses
  • Prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers (Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms)
  • Establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security

Things he voted for:

  • Repealing federal speed limits
  • National education standards
  • Overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • Increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million (Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty)
  • Internet sales tax moratorium (Temporary prohibition)
  • Redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq
  • Welfare block grants
  • Eliminating block grants for food stamps

Current campaign goals/promises:

  • Fix the lack of broadband in some areas in the state

    • Broadband - a high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies, which enables a large number of messages to be communicated simultaneously

  • “Americans who work full time deserve a living wage”

    • Many americans who work full and multiple jobs can not pay their bills (he wants to fix this)

    • Wants to help close the gender gap for wages

  • Wants to create greater opportunity for education

    • He thinks that US government is doing something good when they help make it possible to provide training facilities: two year technical colleges and universities

    • He wants people be able to get trained with the skills they need become employed