Steve Inskeep talks to former Sen. Russ Feingold about his book While America Sleeps. Feingold, a Democrat, represented Wisconsin for 18 years, during which he authored landmark campaign finance legislation and was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act. His book details what he calls the failure of American institutions to respond to the challenges of the post-Sept. 11 era.
The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
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