Democrat Russ Feingold isn't the incumbent in Wisconsin's Senate race, and he wants voters to know it.
Even though he served 18 years in the Senate before losing to Republican Ron Johnson in 2010, Feingold is shaping his comeback and rematch bid against Johnson as if it's his first run for office.
He wants to be called Russ. He's not emphasizing achievements that made him a hero to liberals, like casting the lone vote against the Patriot Act. Instead, the 62-year-old Feingold spent the 101 days since he formally announced his campaign quietly visiting all 72 Wisconsin counties to meet with voters in small settings so he could reintroduce himself.