11/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Feingold Counting On Being Underestimated

MILWAUKEE -- On the morning of the Green Bay Packers' first home game, when other politicians -- including Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson -- headed north to politick and tailgate with the cheeseheads, Sen. Russ Feingold was nowhere near Lambeau Field.

Instead, the three-term Wisconsin Democrat waited under gray skies in a south side Milwaukee neighborhood on Sunday for the annual Mexican Independence Day parade. His 30 or so volunteers and staffers wore navy blue T-shirts that said "Standing Up for Wisconsin" on the front and had a spine on the back. No one seemed to think it was strange to see the short Jewish man in a sport coat and khakis walking among the cheering Latino crowds that lined the sidewalks.

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