(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Tuesday announced a bid for the Senate in 2012.
(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will not run for public office in 2012, he announced Friday on the website of his political action committee.
The former Democratic Sen. from Wisconsin, who lost his re-election bid in 2010, left the door open to a run in the future, but said he has enjoyed his time away from elected office and will not run for Senate or governor.
(CNN) -Protests in two states have brought familiar Democratic faces back into the fold this week.
Former Gov. Ted Strickland called on Democratic supporters Saturday to join protests at the Ohio statehouse, one day after former Sen. Russ Feingold joined protesters at the Wisconsin capitol in Madison.
What both states have in common are defiant responses to legislative measures that would limit collective bargaining rights for state workers.
Washington (CNN) - Russ Feingold, the former liberal senator and icon of the left who was defeated last November, is taking steps to ensure he still has a voice in the progressive movement.
Launching a political action committee Wednesday called Progressives United, Feingold says in a web video that his group will "work to ensure that our elected officials, both Republicans and Democratic, are held accountable to the people and not to the lobbyists in Washington."
Washington (CNN) - It appears that former Sen. Russ Feingold has no intention of going away quietly in the wake of his loss to Republican Ron Johnson in Wisconsin last November.
Washington (CNN) - For anyone hoping that outgoing Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin will mount a Democratic primary challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012, it appears Feingold's not interested.
"Senator Feingold is not running for President in 2012. Any suggestion he is thinking of running, planning to run, or interested in running is untrue. Senator Feingold is a strong supporter of President Barack Obama and wants to see him reelected in 2012," says Feingold Chief of Staff Mary Irvine.
(CNN) - A leading liberal activist blamed "weak Democratic leaders" for the historic losses dealt to a Democratic Party that was able to maintain control of Congress for only four years.
"What the average voter saw of Democrats was weak, watered-down change - and weak Democratic leaders who cut deals with the very Wall Street banks and insurance companies they are supposed to be fighting," Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said in a statement.
(CNN) - Two new polls suggest dead heats in the Senate battles in Colorado and Wisconsin, two states where Democrats are trying to hold onto seats.
A St. Norbert College Survey Center/Wisconsin Public Radio poll released Tuesday indicates that Republican nominee Ron Johnson holds a 49 to 47 percent advantage over Sen. Russ Feingold among likely voters. Johnson's two-point margin is well within the poll's sampling error.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) - It doesn't get more outside the Beltway than Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson.
"I'd never been to Washington D.C.... until this election. I've gone three times just to familiarize myself and meet with some groups. But that's it," Johnson said.
A millionaire businessman running in his first election, Johnson is favored to take down three-term Democrat Russ Feingold. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released this week shows Johnson with an eight point lead.