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Feingold says enthusiasm gap is a myth

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold says the enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats is a myth.

Feingold spoke Tuesday at President Barack Obama's rally at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus designed to energize Democratic voters. More than 12,000 people showed up with thousands more turned away.

Feingold looked out over the crowd and said Republicans were celebrating too soon and all the talk of there being an enthusiasm gap is a myth.

Feingold faces a tough re-election fight against millionaire Republican businessman Ron Johnson. Polls show Johnson and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker ahead.


More than 26,000 show up to see Obama in Madison

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - If there's an enthusiasm gap for Democrats this election, it hasn't reached Madison.

Students and residents in the traditionally liberal city turned out by the thousands on Tuesday to see President Barack Obama at a rally on the University of Wisconsin campus meant to energize the base of the Democratic Party.

University police estimate more than 17,000 people packed onto a mall in the heart of the campus to see the president. Another 9,000 lined up for more than a mile to get in but were diverted to overflow areas.

Obama was joined at the rally by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett.

Rock band the National and singer-songwriter Ben Harper also entertained the crowd before the president arrived.

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  -Feingold says enthusiasm gap is a myth (updated) ProSense  Sep-28-10 07:43 PM   #0 
  - Not to discourage people from voting for Feingold  Blue Owl   Sep-28-10 07:45 PM   #1 
  - This once, Feingold is full of shit.  Unvanguard   Sep-28-10 07:47 PM   #2 
  - Or maybe  ProSense   Sep-28-10 08:13 PM   #4 
  - just because you want a gap doesn't mean there is one  Aramchek   Sep-28-10 10:22 PM   #8 
  - ...Yes, I fantasize about having Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader.  Unvanguard   Sep-28-10 10:31 PM   #10 
  - No one has said they would. The fear is that they'll stay home. And the WH has  gkhouston   Sep-29-10 12:54 AM   #15 
  - I thought everyone had learned not to trust the polls.  Radical Activist   Sep-29-10 12:38 AM   #14 
  - And all of the polls show that the gap is diminishing rather rapidly  grantcart   Sep-29-10 12:57 AM   #16 
  - I think his point was that the 26,000 people there belie the gap  karynnj   Sep-29-10 10:45 AM   #19 
  - I think the President worked the crowd......real good. "Make sure we keep moving forward".  Historic NY   Sep-28-10 08:03 PM   #3 
  - One of the rare occasions I agree with Russ. The "enthusiasm gap" is just...  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-28-10 08:37 PM   #5 
  - The so called MSM sole purpose to create hot air.  LiberalFighter   Sep-28-10 10:17 PM   #6 
  - ABC's Jake Tapper tonight said he failed to energize the crowd  discopants   Sep-29-10 12:33 AM   #13 
  - I thought Feingold wasn't going to appear at the rally.  LiberalFighter   Sep-28-10 10:18 PM   #7 
  - Changed his mind; was able to get out of DC.  elleng   Sep-28-10 10:33 PM   #11 
  - what percentage of WI's total population is 26,000?  craigmatic   Sep-28-10 10:27 PM   #9 
  - Why would you make that statement?  LiberalFighter   Sep-29-10 08:46 AM   #17 
     - I made the statement because I really wanted to know how many people are there.  craigmatic   Sep-29-10 10:36 AM   #18 
        - Are where? At the rally?  LiberalFighter   Sep-29-10 12:14 PM   #21 
           - No I wanted to see how the figures at the rally compared to the state wide numbers so I could  craigmatic   Sep-29-10 07:46 PM   #24 
  - Wait!? Is that a Tea Badger?  Clio the Leo   Sep-29-10 12:29 AM   #12 
  - Doesn't look like a myth to me..  Upton   Sep-29-10 10:52 AM   #20 
  - There's no place like home... there's no place like home.. there's no place like home.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-29-10 12:19 PM   #22 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Sep-29-10 01:08 PM   #23 

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