POLITICS
06/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Camp Says It Will Open Fundraisers To The Press

NBC News has learned that McCain advisors expect to have a new policy on fundraiser coverage as early as next week.

The campaign expects to include a print pool with no still or video coverage inside fundraisers where McCain appears and makes remarks.

While asserting it has been the most transparent and accessible campaign, McCain said at a news availability May 28th in Beverly Hills that he would not open fundraisers for press coverage because those donors who host and attend have requested the events remain closed. McCain also declared that he does not say anything different among donors in private than he says at public events. At that same May 28th availability, McCain then made a reference to Obama's controversial fundraiser comment about Pennsylvania voters clinging to guns and faith out of bitterness. McCain asserted that he would not make that kind of comment to his donors.

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