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Feingold to Netroots Nation: Call Out Corporate Democrats

By John Nichols, The Nation---If it is wrong for Republicans to fuel their campaigns with corporate cash, then it is wrong for Democrats to do so.That was the no-hold-barred message that Russ Feingold brought to Netroots Nation.

“Sometimes we have to be very direct with the Democratic Party itself,” the former senator from Wisconsin told the thousands of bloggers, thinkers and activists who packed the great hall at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “I fear the Democratic Party is in danger of losing its identity.”

Feingold was talking about the decision by some Democrats that the party must form so-called “super-PACS” – political action committees that use corporate money in much the same way that Republicans have. READ MORE....

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