Feingold: National GOP is a mess

Feingold: National GOP is a mess

U.S. Senate hopeful Russ Feingold says the national Republican Party is a mess.

Feingold, a Democrat, made the remarks during a question-and-answer session with reporters following a short speech Monday at the Wisconsin State Council of Machinists spring conference at a Madison hotel.

Asked about disarray in the Republican Party after Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he won’t vote for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Feingold said the party has been trying to appeal to one-issue voters. That approach might win an election or two but ultimately creates a mess. He says that’s what Republicans face now.

He says the GOP used to be about economic development. Now, he says, it’s about everything else.

A spokesman for Feingold’s opponent, incumbent Republican Ron Johnson, didn’t immediately respond to an email.