In a radio interview, Senator Russ Feingold confirmed his support for President Obama’s failed foreign policies, like the Iran deal, calling it one of the “great things that the president has done.” Listen below to hear Senator Feingold’s support for the deal:
J Street threw its support behind Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin, early last year. Feingold was one of three candidates who were first endorsed by the PAC.
J Street has bundled hundreds of thousands in lobbyist contributions for Feingold since 2010, despite the former senator pushing for campaign finance reform that included stricter rules on lobbyist disclosure during his 18-year career in Washington.
“Regardless of how reforms might impact us, our priority must be to convince our constituents that we are here to advocate their best interests, not those of well-connected lobbyists,” Feingold said in August 2007 in relation to lawmakers accepting bundled lobbyist contributions.
However, in 2010, during the months leading up to Feingold’s defeat, he accepted over $200,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions from the J Street PAC.
In addition, J Street has bundled more than $100,000 in lobbyist contributions for Feingold during the 2016 election cycle.