Russ Feingold Losses Wisconsin Senate Race
In one of the closely watched local contests of the 2016 election, Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold is angling to take back his U.S. Senate seat from the Republican who took it from him in the 2010 midterms.
As of Monday afternoon, FiveThirtyEight said Feingold, the former Senator, had a “probable” shot at taking the seat from Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson. The site gave Feingold an 80.4% chance of winning.
According to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls, Feingold holds a 2.7-point lead over Johnson.
Johnson is also the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
The polls in Wisconsin close at 8 p.m. local time (9 p.m. eastern) on Tuesday night. We will update with the reported results as soon as they come in.
UPDATE – 11:22 p.m. ET: Johnson is now projected to defeat Feingold:
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