Feingold defies predictions, joins Obama at rally

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he had "made it" to Wisconsin and will attend a rally in Madison where President Obama will speak to thousands of college students.

"Great day to be in Wisconsin!" Feingold said. "Finished voting and am proud to join President Obama at my alma mater."

The senator had originally said he would be in Washington Tuesday afternoon, prompting observers to wonder whether he was avoiding appearing with Obama because of his fragile position seven points behind GOP challenger Ron Johnson. 

Some also noted that Feingold had not shown at a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee that featured Obama. 

Feingold has told reporters that the idea that he didn't want to be seen with Obama was "a lie."