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