MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's group Progressives United is starting a political action committee
designed to defeat Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans in Wisconsin.
Feingold started Progressives United in 2011, but it was spending money only on federal elections. The new PAC will focus solely on Wisconsin.
A fundraising email announcing the new Wisconsin-specific PAC sent to Progressive United supporters Wednesday says it has no higher goal that stopping Walker's political career "dead in its tracks."
Walker faces re-election next year and is considering a run for president in 2016.
Walker spokesman Jonathan Wetzel says Progressives United is one of many "national liberal special interests who have made it clear that they'll spend whatever it takes to try to defeat Governor Walker."
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