Good News for President Obama

It seems one of my fears from the election night will not materialize.  Soon-to-be former Senator Russ Feingold will not challenge President Obama in the 2012 primaries.

Defeated Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, who considered a White House bid in 2008 and would be the most plausible candidate on Obama’s left flank, has “no interest” in such a challenge, his spokesman said today.

“While a lot of other Democrats ran away from their support for the Recovery Act and health insurance reform, Russ Feingold didn’t, he stood by those votes and President Obama’s effort to do the right thing,” said spokesman John Kraus in an email. “I would chalk up any Beltway chatter about Russ running against President Obama as simply Washington getting wee-wee’d up on the first day of new election cycle that is two years away.”

Feingold “has no interest in challenging President Obama in 2012,” Kraus said.

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