Former Sen. Feingold launches ‘LegitAction’

Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold is starting a new nonprofit political advocacy group focused on voters’ rights, campaign finance reform, protecting the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court and abolishing the Electoral College.

Feingold announced the new group, called LegitAction, on Wednesday. It comes four months after he lost a rematch for the U.S. Senate against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

Feingold had previously headed a political action committee called Progressives United that he ended in 2015 before his Senate run.

Feingold tells The Associated Press that he wants to make sure everyone concerned about the direction of the country “keep their eye on the ball.” He says the group will work to connect pockets of local activism together into a larger movement.

Feingold served three terms in the U.S. Senate.