Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis is helping Russ Feingold raise money for his U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin.
Dukakis was among those scheduled to be at a Feingold fundraiser Monday in Massachusetts. Dukakis ran for president in 1988 but was beaten by Republican George H.W. Bush. Wisconsin was one of only 10 states Dukakis carried that year in the loss.
As someone who is trying to disown his 18 years in the Senate and present himself as a fresh face, reaching back to failed presidential candidates from the 80’s (and one who has become a punchline) for support is not the best strategy. I’m sure the GOP will have a field day with this.