A strong statement from fomer Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, who seems to endorse the push to recall Wisconsin GOP officials:

“Last night will be remembered as a black mark on the history of Wisconsin government. The actions by 18 Republican state senators leave no doubt that Governor Walker’s attack on Wisconsin workers has nothing to do with the budget and everything to do with advancing a national corporate agenda. Sadly, these actions further drive divisions within our state and threaten the future economic recovery of Wisconsin. Proponents of this plan should remember: Wisconsin’s citizens will hold their elected officials accountable.”

The question right now for labor and Dems in Wisconsin will be whether they can maintain momentum in their recall drives, even as the national media loses interest in the story. In that regard, enlisting figures like Feingold in the recall push will be key.