Chants of “We want Russ” echoed through the hall at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s 2015 Convention on Friday evening, as Russ Feingold brought the crowd to its feet, declaring his intent to visit all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties to listen to the ideas and concerns of Wisconsinites.
The speech was Feingold’s first since launching his candidacy for the U.S. Senate and drew praise from Wisconsin media outlets:
Associated Press Headline: “Feingold: Campaign will focus on listening to residents”
: “Russ Feingold headlines first night of state Democrats’ convention”
Fox 6: The crowd at the convention was pretty thrilled to see Feingold back up on the stage, he received a standing ovation to close our the night.
: “Feingold received a standing ovation Friday night at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention. It was his first public speaking appearance since announcing his candidacy. Feingold told the audience he would tour each of the state’s 72 counties…”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
: “The Janesville native resurrected his old campaign strategy that proved successful in his first run in 1992, promising to visit all of the state’s 72 counties from “Summerfest to the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival in Prairie du Sac.”
: “Feingold pledged to visit each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties again, something he was known for doing each year during his time in office. He promised to listen “to that great reservoir of common sense — the view of the people of Wisconsin.””
Wisconsin Radio Network
: Feingold drew chants of “we want Russ,” from delegates. “Thanks,” he said. “It’s good to be back.”
Bonus: Feingold shared video of the convention spontaneously bursting into cheers of “We want Russ” on Facebook.