Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad has signed on with the national Campaign to Fix the Debt.
The North Dakota Democrat and former Senate Budget Committee chairman chose not to seek re-election last year. The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/VfXMem ) that he has now joined the steering committee of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
The effort was founded and is co-chaired by North Carolina Democrat Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, a former Republican senator from Wyoming. They gave their names to a deficit reduction plan that failed to win sufficient support in 2010.
Fix the Debt calls itself "a nonpartisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path." Members include current and former members of Congress, governors, mayors and business leaders.