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Although the tactic boomeranged on them once before, Republicans think 2016 is the right cycle to bludgeon former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., for his voting record on national security.

"Senator Russ Feingold's dangerous views on national security, augmented by the lack of a plan for dealing with terrorist organizations like ISIS, demonstrate that we can't afford his damaging leadership," the Wisconsin Republican Party stated in a news release issued Monday.

"Despite the growing threats to our country, Feingold has spent the last two weeks dodging his weak record on national security and rehashing a five-year-old plan to create another government commission," read the release that is similar to others issued by the state and national GOP almost daily. "Simply put, Senator Feingold cannot be trusted to keep our country safe."

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