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Announcement Date: 2000

1990s and 2000s: Senator Feingold goes on to honor that pledge for three terms in Washington, building his career on his reputation for rejecting outside money, railing against lobbyists, and pushing for campaign finance reform. His legislative proposals include requiring that Senate candidates raise more than half their money from their home states, and restricting political action committees. He also once told outside groups like the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to “get the hell out of my state” and declared he’d rather lose than accept outside help.