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Monday, November 28, 2011

Rep. Barney Frank Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., seen at the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this year, plans to resign from Congress after 16-terms in office. (AP)

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., seen at the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this year, plans to resign from Congress after 16-terms in office. (AP)

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, one of the nation’s leading liberal voices, said Monday that he will not seek re-election next year.

Frank, who’s served in the House of Representatives since 1980, was one of the first lawmakers to announce that he’s homosexual. Last year he co-authored and helped pass the Dodd-Frank law to overhaul the U.S. financial system.

Massachusetts recently redrew its legislative districts, due to new census data. And the Boston Globe reports that the 71 year-old Congressman was worried about how he would fare in a new district.

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