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Peter Barca

Walker says exiting race allows him to help US Sen. Johnson

With his run for the White House behind him, Gov. Scott Walker said he will now be free to campaign aggressively to help fellow Republican Ron Johnson win re-election to the U.S. Senate in a rematch against Democrat Russ Feingold. The question for Johnson is whether that's good or bad news. A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday showed that Walker's approval rating fell to a new low, Johnson remains unknown to more than a third of registered voters and Feingold — a former U.S. senator — has a 14-point lead in the race that won't be determined until November 2016. Wisconsin's Johnson-Feingold race is critical to Democratic hopes of...