Russ Feingold, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Russ Feingold

Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator

Date of Birth: 02-Mar-1953

Place of Birth: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician, visiting professor, professor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Russ Feingold

  • Russell Dana Feingold (; born March 2, 1953) is an American lawyer and politician from the U.S.
  • state of Wisconsin.
  • A Democrat, Feingold served as one of his state's U.S.
  • Senators from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2011, and was the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election for the same U.S.
  • Senate seat he had previously occupied.
  • From 1983 to 1993, he was a Wisconsin State Senator representing the 27th District.With John McCain, Feingold received the 1999 John F.
  • Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
  • He and McCain cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain–Feingold Act), a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation.
  • He was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act during the first vote on the legislation. Feingold was mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2008 presidential election, but in November 2006 announced he would not run.
  • In 2010, Feingold narrowly lost his campaign for reelection to the U.S.
  • Senate to Republican nominee Ron Johnson.
  • On June 18, 2013, he was selected by Secretary of State John Kerry to replace R.
  • Barrie Walkley as a special envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa.On May 14, 2015, Feingold announced his candidacy for his old Senate seat in 2016.
  • He was defeated by Johnson in a rematch of their 2010 Senate race.

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