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Feingold takes on Johnson over college costs in latest ad

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Democrat Russ Feingold's latest television ad takes on Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson over the cost of higher education.

The 30-second spot released Monday is called "Studying" and Feingold's campaign says it's running statewide at a cost that's in the six figures.

Feingold mingles in a room of college students, saying they are studying while Johnson "says kids go to college just to have fun." That is a dig at a comment Johnson made last year when he said "It's pretty easy to get a federal loan, college is fun."

Feingold then says Johnson voted to keep interest rates high.

Johnson's spokesman Brian Reisinger says he supports stabilized student loan interest rates and that "bloated big government policies" Feingold supports "got us into this mess."

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