Feingold plans book and teaching stint
January 5th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
12 years ago

Feingold plans book and teaching stint

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.

Feingold is joining the faculty of Marquette University Law School, the Milwaukee school announced Wednesday, to teach a class on the U.S. Senate to upper-level law students.

But the school added that Feingold, who was elected to the Senate in 1992 and served three terms, "expects to begin work on a book."

He told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the book will focus mainly on national and international events during the last ten years. According to the paper, he said it will be "about substance and policy, particularly foreign policy. It will also have a personal element."

Following his loss, Feingold saw his name floated by frustrated liberals as a possible primary challenger to President Obama in 2012. His staff quickly ruled out a presidential run, and Feingold re-emphasized his support for the president in his interview with the Journal-Sentinel.

"I absolutely want Barack Obama to be re-elected," he said. "I'm going to be supporting the president."

Feingold did not rule out a future run for office but said he has "no idea" about his long-term plans.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wisconsin is going to miss Russ. His republican replacement, Johnson, had his hands full defending pedophile priests, but will fit right in with some of the wackiest republicans in history.

    January 5, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. PrissyPatriot

    In that case, I'm transferring to MU...

    January 5, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. Lisa P

    I'm glad to hear that Russ Feingold will be staying in the public eye. He's been a great senator, and will be a great law school professor and author. After that, who knows? Wisconsin will quickly regret voting in Senator White Board and his empty rhetoric but Russ Feingold isn't standing still while waiting for slightly over half of Wisconsin voters to figure out what a huge, HUGE mistake they've made. Best wishes, Russ!

    January 5, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. GOP Taliban Victim

    Nice job Wisconsin. You fired the only Senator with a pulse that was actually serious about reform and campaign ethics.
    Good luck with your new Neo-Confederate puppet.

    January 5, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |