Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
Feingold has said for months that he would not be taking sides in the race for the nomination between Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – even refusing to say who he voted for in the state’s presidential primary. However, in a statement released by his campaign Thursday, he said he’s proudly backing the former Secretary of State in her bid for the White House.
“She won a hard-fought campaign, she made history, and it’s clear that she’s ready to take on Donald Trump this fall and win,” Feingold said in a statement.
Feingold also offered congratulations to Sanders, who he said “has done incredible work to build a movement behind essential issues for middle-class and working families.”
Feingold is seeking to win back the Senate seat he lost in 2010, with a rematch against incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson in November.