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View Diary: Barney Frank wants to be in the Senate for all the right reasons (56 comments)

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  •  He doesn't *want* the seat long term (5+ / 0-)

    He retired from the House because he wanted to move on to the next stage of his career.  Gov. Patrick has said that he wants to appoint someone who is not planning to run for the permanent seat as the caretaker.  From Frank's perspective, this simply delays his retirement from politics for 6 months or so, not a big deal.  But it's a particularly critical 6 months where having someone who knows the ropes is essential.

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