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Johnson, Feingold appear at Milwaukee forum


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate challenger Ron Johnson says he's treating his campaign like a job interview, focusing more on his background than on providing solutions.

The Republican businessman spoke at a forum Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He answered questions about health care reform, taxes and education.

In response to a question involving care for homeless veterans, Johnson said he couldn't answer because he doesn't have all the details. He said as senator he would surround himself with experts to guide those decisions.

Johnson says it's OK for him not to have all the answers right now. He says job interviews are about a candidate's attitude and experience, and his goal is to impress voters in that regard.

Johnson is challenging Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson will appear at a student forum at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Johnson is scheduled to appear at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Feingold.

The two are in a tight race with the midterm elections less than two weeks away.

A recent poll by the St. Norbert College Survey Center shows Johnson has a slight lead over Feingold, 49 percent to 47 percent. 

Wednesday's forum is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WisPolitics and WUWM.

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