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But One Campaign Chairman Jack Oliver, a former deputy Republican national chairman, said in a phone interview yesterday, “There is no 1 percent pledge at this point.”

Kimberly Cadena, spokeswoman for the One Campaign, said in an e-mailed statement, that “One Vote ‘08 does not seek an additional 1 percent of the federal budget” but rather is simply an “an initiative to engage the presidential candidates on issues of global disease and extreme poverty.”