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Johnson waiting to respond to Feingold's pledge request

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Ron Johnson says he won't decide whether to take a pledge to keep third-party money out of his U.S. Senate race against Democrat Russ Feingold until more details emerge about Feingold's political action committee.

Johnson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he wants to get to the bottom of reports that the Progressives United political action committee founded by Feingold spent only 5 percent of its income on federal candidates and political parties.

Feingold's campaign manager said Tuesday that it shouldn't take Johnson so long to decide if he'd take the pledge.

Johnson defeated Feingold in 2010. They're set to face each other in a 2016 rematch at the polls. The race is being closely watched nationally as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.

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