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  An Open Letter to Russ Feingold: Why You Have to Run for Governor
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Apr 04, 2012 02:05pm
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AuthorMitchell Bard
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateSunday, April 1, 2012 02:35:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDear Sen. Feingold:

As you know, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Friday officially certified a recall election for far-right Governor Scott Walker. This was not a close call, as the board found 900,939 valid signatures, far more than the 540,208 minimum needed to force an election.

I know you've said you won't run against Walker, but I am writing to plead with you to change your mind. I would humbly suggest that if the values you stood for in 28 years representing the people of Wisconsin -- standing up for the middle class and seeking to prevent undue influence from corporations -- were honest and not a campaign ploy (and I fully believe you were genuine), than running for governor in this year's recall election would be vital to protect those values, which Walker has assaulted for the last year.
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