Fox News: Zack Space, Russ Feingold Projected To Lose

Democratic House member Zack Space and Senator Russ Feingold are projected to lose their seats.

Space is a moderate two-term Democratic member of the House Communications Subcommittee who has stood up for small cable operators.

Feingold is the Wisconsin Senator whose name is synonymous with campaign finance reform legislation.

The liberal Democrat also had some tough questions for Comcast/NBCU during Judiciary Committee hearings in the Senate, essentially asking the companies if they would agree to divest all their Internet TV interests, stop bundling channels, and tie cable rate increases to the rate of inflation.
Not surprisingly, Republican John McCain, another cable rate critic, retained his Arizona Senate seat.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.