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Wis. State Journal endorses Feingold for Senate


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Journal announced its endorsement Sunday of Democratic incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold.

In its editorial, the newspaper claimed its decision was based on Feingold's detailed plan to bring positive change to Washington, citing specifics which his opponent, businessman Ron Johnson, failed to outline.

"Ron Johnson is running some nifty television commercials in his bid for U.S. Senate. But that's not good enough. Johnson, an Oshkosh manufacturer, has been thin on details about what he would - or wouldn't - do if elected," wrote the WSJ editorial staff.

Political experts like David Canon, political science professor at UW-Madison, say this last-minute endorsement comes as a surprise because the newspaper traditionally endorses most Republican candidates.

The editors also admit they are less than thrilled with Feingold but say "his national prominence, independent streak and careful spending habits" make him the best candidate.

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