MILWAUKEE (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is leaving his job as a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa without tipping his hand on his next potentially political move.
Feingold didn't talk about a possible rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during a speech Tuesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Feingold is wrapping up an 18-month diplomatic mission for the State Department next month.
The Journal Sentinel says the only hint Feingold gave about his future political ambitions came when he thanked his assistant, Mary Irvine, whom he described as his "once, current and I hope future chief of staff."
Speaking about Africa, Feingold says progress has been made in the Great Lakes Region on neutralizing armed groups and increasing international and U.S. engagement.