ADDED: I voted for Tommy Thompson once, when he was running for Governor, and that is the only example I can think of, outside of a presidential race, where I voted for a Republican. Why did I do it? Because the Democratic candidate was too far left. I have always voted for Russ Feingold, going back to his first race for Senator, when I actually gave him money. He was the first candidate I ever gave money to (mainly because he kept calling me on the phone!), and he's the only candidate I've ever given more than $25 to. But maybe now Feingold is too far left for me. Ah! It would hurt a lot not to vote for Russ!