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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Feingold Disses Obama

It’s not proof, but it sure supports my theory that Sen. Russ Feingold was angling for a spot in a Clinton administration:

Sen. Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat who has championed campaign finance reform, said Thursday that Sen. Barack Obama's decision to bypass the federal public financing system in the general election was a mistake.

"This is not a good decision," he said in a statement. "While the current public financing system for the presidential primaries is broken, the system for the general election is not."

Feingold, who is sponsoring a bill that would reform the entire public financing system, said he is pleased that Obama is a co-sponsor on the bill and believes that the Democratic Illinois senator is committed to reforming the current system. Still, he should not have rejected public financing for the general election, Feingold said.