GOP supercommittee member won't fundraise while on committee

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said that he won't add any new fundraisers to his schedule while on the deficit reduction committee.

"My view is, anything that was scheduled before I was appointed to the supercommittee, I am going to continue with that schedule,” Camp said Wednesday. "I am not going to add any new items in a fundraising capacity.

"Anything that I am going to do is going to have been previously on my calendar before I was appointed," Camp added.

Fundraising while serving on the committee has been a topic of debate for the members. Critics have charged that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) should not be allowed to serve on the committee given that she also is the chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Murray does not appear likely to stop her fundraising job as DSCC chairwoman while serving on the committee.

Several of the group's members have said they plan to slow down their fundraising efforts. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), another member of the committee, promised not to raise money while serving on the panel.

"I'm not raising money while the committee is working," Kerry told The Boston Globe.

Ben Geman contributed to this story.

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