As the co-author, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), of the landmark 2002 ban on unlimited soft money donations, Feingold has emerged as the reform movement's leading architect and spokesman. In an interview with Roll Call, he voiced confidence that the ban on large, unlimited campaign contributions remains essentially intact, but he warned that the wall between politicians and unregulated money is thinning.
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33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.