02/05/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

What Happened To Russ Feingold?

It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Russ Feingold's reputation as a maverick and clever campaign ads were supposed to insulate him from the national wave that swept out dozens of his Democratic colleagues.

But after 18 years in office, the shine had worn off the Wisconsin Democrat's independent image, Feingold's ads this year were remarkably average, and a political neophyte from Oshkosh unseated the incumbent in a state where Republicans haven't won a Senate race in almost a quarter-century.

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