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article imageFormer Rep. Barney Frank expresses interest as interim senator

By Can Tran     Jan 6, 2013 in Politics
Barney Frank, who has retired from the US House of Representatives, has expressed interest being a temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry (D-MA).
Former Democratic Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who decided to retire from the United States Congress, has expressed interest in being an interim Senator at the moment. While Frank has no interest in remaining in the United States Congress let alone not interested in running for the United States Senate, he asked Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) to send him back to Washington DC. When speaking on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Frank said it would only be for a couple of months. Frank didn't express interest in being a full member of the United States Senate.
However, Patrick hasn't said anything as of yet. Other possible names for interim Senator would be former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall. This is due to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts being nominated to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State.
Frank, saying that he's not interested in being a full-time US Senate, said that the possibility of being an interim Senator wouldn't be ruled out. Now, Frank is expressing interest in temporarily replacing Kerry if and when his nomination is confirmed by the US Senate.
It is unknown who will end up winning the special election for whoever replaces Kerry. For the time being, Frank is interested in being a substitute senator. Frank expressed interest due to the fiscal cliff deal recently signed.
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