The Washington Times - September 7, 2010, 01:14PM

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold didn’t appear with President Obama at a Labor Day festival in Milwaukee Monday but he did give the president kudos for his efforts to get the economy back on track.

Feingold said Monday prior to Milwaukee’s Labor Day parade that he believes the president is building the structure for an economic recovery with the stimulus plan that already passed and a new $50 billion spending proposal Obama announced Monday, the Associated Press reported.

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The senator, who opted to attend a Labor Day parade in the southern Wisconsin town of Janesville, said he stands with the president and is supportive of his efforts to rejuvenate the economy.

Feingold faces a tough re-election campaign against Republican businessman and “tea party” favorite Ron Johnson.

Johnson’s campaign accused Feingold of flip-flopping on the proposed second stimulus package, saying that the senator previously has spoken out against more stimulus projects.