Russell Feingold Is Courting The Gays

Senator Russell Feingold

Remember the 2004 election when we had to support John Kerry and John Edwards even though they opposed legalization of samesex marriage? Remember the excuses we made for them because they were our only alternative to President Bush? Well 2008 might be different, and it could be up to Sen. Russell Feingold of Wisconsin.

The Senator, perhaps best known for his role in drafting the Campaign Finance Reform bill of 2005, is slated to speak at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Awards on May 6. Feingold also recently spoke at a fundraiser for the Stonewall Democrats, and Out for Democracy says he is “the most likely of the potential 2008 candidates to come out in full support of marriage equality for same-sex couples.”

Stranger things have happened, and having been the only dissenting vote against the U.S. Patriot Act, the good Senator is used to making unpopular decisions. Make sure to let him know that we have his back if he has ours.

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Senator Russ Feingold [Official Site]
McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill [Library of Congress]