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Democrats say Sen. Johnson is politicizing veterans issues

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Wisconsin Democrats are accusing U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of using a prescription drug scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to score political points as he faces a tough re-election battle against Democrat Russ Feingold.

A report on Tomah by the Republican majority of a Senate committee Johnson chairs was released Tuesday. It finds "systemic failures" in an inspector general's review of problems at the facility.

Veterans say at a news conference call organized by the Democratic Party that Johnson is politicizing the issue.

U.S. Army Reserve veteran Dave Boetcher says Johnson has shown more passion for talking about the problems than fixing them.

Johnson says he's done nothing political. He says these are problems that have to be highlighted and he will continue doing his job.

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