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John Kerry Vows To Avoid Lobbyists, Fundraising While On Super Committee

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Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will avoid meeting with lobbyists while acting on the congressional super committee. | AP

As one of the 12 members of a congressional “supercommittee” charged with developing a plan by Thanksgiving for cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget deficit, Senator John Kerry has the potential to influence huge decisions about the future of social and military spending.

For that reason, he and the other committee members are certain targets for lobbying by all manner of individuals and organizations.

Kerry says he will have none of it.

Read the whole story at Boston Globe

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