MADISON — A
political action committee founded by Democrat Russ Feingold has
suspended its fundraising to avoid the appearance of a conflict
with his run for the U.S. Senate.
attorney Mike Wittenwyler said Thursday that the PAC was
officially suspended on Wednesday. Feingold announced last week
that he was running for the Senate against Republican incumbent
The race would be
a rematch of the 2010 election when Johnson defeated Feingold, an
the PAC, which is a separate entity from Feingold's campaign, was
not required under the law to suspend fundraising. Feingold has no
involvement with the PAC any more.
manager Betsy Ankney says the real question is whether Feingold
will disavow money from super PACs spent to help his campaign.