Eighth Item

Announcement Date: 2015

Aug. 13, 2015: Confronted with his new national fundraising apparatus, Senator Feingold announces he will no longer honor his promise saying “there is no hypocrisy.” He blames the Citizens United ruling, even though he had previously renewed the pledge in 2010, after Citizens United. He goes on to raise outside money using fundraising lists built by his shadow campaign, Progressives United.