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

09/12/2011 11:31 am ET | Updated Nov 12, 2011
  • By Glen Johnson Boston Globe

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.

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