Feingold's group creates PAC for Wis elections

Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 --- 9:41 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's group Progressives United is starting a political action committee designed to defeat Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans in Wisconsin.

Progressives United announced the creation of the Wisconsin-specific PAC on Wednesday.

Feingold started Progressives United in 2011, but it was spending money only on federal elections. The new PAC will focus solely on Wisconsin.

A fundraising email announcing the new PAC sent to Progressive United supporters says it has no higher goal that stopping Walker's political career "dead in its tracks."

Walker faces re-election next year and is considering a run for president in 2016.

A spokesman for Walker's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new PAC.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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