Wisconsin Senate: Key Stories
A Candidate's Costly Pledge on Donations
October 31, 1998
When Wisconsin Sen. Russell D. Feingold's efforts to pass a campaign finance law failed earlier this year, the Democrat took matters into his own hands. His reelection campaign, he said, would have strict limits on spending and he would shun financial assistance from the national Democratic Party. Now Feingold finds himself locked in one of the most competitive races in the country, and even his allies say he has no one to blame but himself.
House Budget-Slasher Trims His Rhetoric in Senate Bid
September 2, 1998
In Washington, Rep. Mark W. Neumann (Wis.) is well known as a fire-breathing fiscal conservative, one of the leaders of the 1994 freshman class of GOP revolutionaries who make House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) seem wimpish when it comes to cutting government spending. But here in his home state, where he finds himself in an uphill campaign to unseat first-term Sen. Russell Feingold (D), Neumann's style is changing from unyielding conservative to Radical Lite.
Neumann Wants to Be Wisconsin's New Man in the Senate
October 2, 1997
In his campaign, which began unofficially when he formed an
exploratory committee last February, Rep. Mark Neumann
(R-Wis.-1) hopes to tar Sen. Russell Feingold (D) as a liberal
clearly out of touch with the independent style of Wisconsin politics.
Wisconsin Senate Recall Effort Falls Short
June 4, 1997
Abortion foes failed to collect enough petition signatures to force a recall vote on Wisconsin's two Democratic U.S. senators. A Milwaukee-based organization called First Breath Alliance presented the petitions, at state election headquarters in Madison but announced it had fallen several thousand signatures short. The group said it had 349,948 signatures to recall Sen. Russell Feingold and 343,494 against Sen. Herb Kohl.
Wisconsin GOP Congressman Backs Drive to Recall Senators
April 22, 1997
A move by antiabortion forces to recall Wisconsin's two Democratic U.S. senators got a boost when a Republican congressman threw his weight behind it. Rep. Mark W. Neumann, a likely Senate candidate, said at a state Lutherans for Life gathering that he already had signed petitions seeking to recall Sens. Herb Kohl and Russell Feingold.