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Johnson's Senate committee to release Tomah report


   MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson plans to release a report this week detailing a congressional committee's yearlong investigation into a painkiller-abuse scandal at Tomah's Veterans Affairs medical facility.

The report on the facility once known as "Candy Land" comes as Johnson is in the middle of a tough re-election fight with Democrat Russ Feingold.

Johnson plans to release the report on Tuesday. The committee he chairs is also holding a hearing in Tomah to discuss the report that day.

Tomah has already been a flashpoint in Johnson's race against Feingold. A group supporting Johnson has attacked Feingold for not doing enough to curb problems at Tomah, and Feingold has responded with an ad blaming Johnson for inaction.

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