Political Checklist: Feingold Faces Big Trouble in Wisconsin

BY Quinn Bowman  October 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM EST

In this week’s Political Checklist, Judy Woodruff previews a story that will air on Tuesday’s NewsHour about the U.S. Senate battle in Wisconsin between incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican Ron Johnson.

Woodruff tells Political Editor David Chalian that as the “maverick” Feingold faces the possibility of losing his job to Johnson, Democrats are looking to build voter enthusiasm, which so far has largely belonged to the tea party-infused Republicans.

For more of our political coverage, click here and watch Tuesday’s NewsHour for Woodruff’s full report on Wisconsin.