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Barney Frank Doesn’t Want Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat, Thank You Very Much


Once upon a time, Barney Frank wanted to be a U.S. Senator. Actually, that was just five years ago. But now that the opportunity is here — Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death leaves an open seat in Frank’s home state — does he want to head down that path again?

Nope. Frank wants to stay in the House. And why wouldn’t he? He’s a powerful man there. He’s chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, which, you might have heard, is kind of an influential place to be these days.

So why give all that up to become a junior senator from Massachusetts? Where he’ll have to spend the next two terms sucking up to everyone else, hoping for a senior post?

That, and Kennedy’s seat could very well go to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley — and not that bigot — who’s on the rampage against DOMA with a federal lawsuit. (Though Frank, who says he’s decided who he’s supporting, isn’t saying.)

But the bigger question is: If Frank wanted it, would he even get it this time?

On:           Sep 19, 2009
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    • will clemens

      Hey Barney ,,,,,,,,,,,,put some damn teeth in ya freak

      Sep 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puck

      Yes, yes he would. He is a great man, politician and leader for the LGBT movement. There are dissenters to my last claim but I truly believe it. I expect he we will receive a cabinet position in 2 years followed by his retirement in 6 years.

      Sep 20, 2009 at 12:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Kasman

      Martha Coakley is a nightmare. Her entire record as attorney general is filled will wrongful convictions and witch hunts against supposed sex offenders. She fights tooth and nail to deny dna testing to wrongfully convicted inmates.

      You can read about her record here:


      Sep 20, 2009 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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