In his first interview since announcing that he'll run again for the U.S. Senate, Russ Feingold says he's running because he believes that people want an independent voice to represent Wisconsin.
Speaking to News 3 on Friday at his home in Middleton before leaving for a day of meetings, Feingold talked about why he wanted to run again after losing the race in 2010.
"The favorite thing I've ever had to do in my life is serving the people of Wisconsin, so obviously it is something I care about," Feingold said.
Feingold said he believes voters are frustrated with both the economy and the divisiveness in Washington.
"They want people to work on a bipartisan basis that are very honest and willing to be independent," Feingold said. "I think people know that's the kind of senator I was and the kind of senator I would be if I had a chance to run again and actually be elected."