Excerpt from Russ Feingold's Statement

Russ Feingold wrote a message on DailyKos in which he repeated his official statement deciding not to run and thanked the netroots for their support of him and our collective victory on Tuesday. A particularly good excerpt:

Yet, while I've certainly enjoyed the repeated comments or buttons saying, "Run Russ Run", or "Russ in '08", I often felt that if a piece of Wisconsin swiss cheese had taken the same positions I've taken, it would have elicited the same standing ovations. This is because the hunger for progressive change we feel is obviously not about me but about the desire for a genuinely different Democratic Party that is ready to begin to reverse the 25 years of growing extremism we have endured.

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