What does the future hold for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold? A teaching position and a book, for starters:
A teaching gig, a book, and who knows what else?
That is Russ Feingold’s life after the Senate, at least for now.
“I’m really excited about trying out some new things,” the former Democratic senator said in an interview Wednesday, speaking in some detail about his future for the first time since he was defeated by Republican Ron Johnson in November. “I’m going to be very, very happy to be in Wisconsin almost full-time for the first time in many, many years.”
Feingold, 57, will be a visiting professor of law at Marquette University, teaching a course about the U.S. Senate and the law in the upcoming spring semester. The commitment by both Feingold and Marquette is for at least one semester.
“It could go beyond that,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”
For the record, Feingold did not rule out running for elective office again, saying “I just have no idea” about his long-term plans.