Democrat Feingold says he supports changing party system

Published: Jun. 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold says he thinks some change to the party's system of selecting presidential nominees is in order.

Feingold told reporters Wednesday that he's "never been a big fan" of superdelegates, the Democratic Party insiders who can vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose.

Some backers of Bernie Sanders are railing against superdelegates, saying they unfairly bolstering Hillary Clinton's campaign especially in states where Sanders won the popular vote.

Feingold says he thinks "some reform of the system is in order." He says changes should not be made for this election "but certainly going forward I think it would be much more in the spirit of a populous Democratic Party if we had a different, more direct system."

Feingold has not said who he voted for.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press