Pro-Johnson group to launch new ad this weekend

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hollywood star Robert Redford made a plea Monday for donations even lower than the average movie ticket price to defeat Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, while a super PAC supporting the incumbent said it planned to launch a new half-million dollar attack ad portraying Democrat Russ Feingold as weak on national security.

And Feingold defended Hillary Clinton as “reliable and trustworthy” but said she should still consider shutting down her family’s charitable foundation if she becomes president.

The moves 10 weeks before the Nov. 8 rematch between Johnson and Feingold come in advance of the long Labor Day weekend.

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