"Money in politics is a huge issue."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Russ Feingold on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Russ Feingold on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Russ Feingold on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Russ Feingold on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Russ Feingold on Joseph Stalin
"I believe in local control of education."
"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."
"Well, my view is that the insurance companies have done awfully well and spent a lot of money on a lot of things that don't have anything to do with health care."
"I was one of 14 senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act. I thought it was a harsh and unnecessary thing to do to people across this country who care enough about each other to want to be married."