Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold will try to reclaim his seat in 2016

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Progressive Democrat and former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold announced today that he plans to run for Senate in 2016, likely setting up a rematch with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who defeated him for the seat six years ago. A recent poll identified Johnson as one of the most vulnerable sitting GOP senators.

In his announcement video, Feingold lays out a strong progressive message. "People tell me all the time that our politics and Washington are broken. And that multi-millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations are calling the shots," Feingold says. "They especially say this about the U.S. Senate, and it's hard not to agree.... Instead, let's fight together for change. That means helping to bring back to the U.S. Senate strong independence, bipartisanship and honesty."

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