No one knows better than Russ Feingold, who is staying neutral in the Democratic Senate primary, how hard it will be to beat Trumpist Senator Ron Johnson.
He did, however, note what any Wisconsin-based reporter will tell you. Commenting on Tom Nelson's work ethic, Feingold called him the "hardest working candidate in Wisconsin."
As the radio clip the top of this post explains, Tom is well-known in the state; he was once majority leader of the state Assembly and he's awed everyone by winning 6 times in a red area (the Fox Valley) where Democrats are rarely competitive. He's the Outagamie County Executive now.
But he's not the front-runner for the nomination. You can contribute to his campaign here or by clicking on the 2022 Blue America Senate thermometer.
Recently I talked at length with Tom about what to do about economic malaise that appears to be setting in. His solutions were very clear:
"Break up corporate monopolies, aid small businesses, and revive the family farms that fed millions without poisoning the earth. That means strengthening anti-trust laws, instituting new and modern regulations, and stocking the Justice Department with attorneys that will aggressively pursue bad actors. It’s not magic. It doesn’t require some special spell or mystical powers. We just need to finally gin-up the willpower and guts to stand up to the relentless bad-faith lies funded by billionaires and self-interested business lobbyists."
We invite you to take a moment to watch Tom's video where he takes the opportunity to say this (and more) a bit more creatively.
If you just took that moment you'll see that it wasn't hard for us to figure out that Tom is the best candidate running for the Wisconsin Senate seat. "Best?" You wonder what that means?
It means he'll make the best member of the Senate-- someone who is tireless, committed to Justice and courageous enough to stick to his guns.
Thanks for always doing what you can to help make this a better world,
Howie, for the entire Blue America team