Barney Frank, whose 32-year career as a Congressman ended with his chosen retirement yesterday, today announced he’s willing to take Senator John Kerry’s seat temporarily until a special election is held. Kerry has been nominated to replace Hillary Clinton, who’s stepping down as Secretary of State.
“Frank said that the fiscal cliff deal that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week and set the stage for a return to the same legislative fight in a matter of months ‘means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months’ for the American economy,” Talking Points Memo reported this morning:
The outspoken Democrat indicated he would only hold the seat until the statewide special election and has no designs of carving out a career in the Senate, but he relishes the opportunity to be a part of the next fiscal battle on Capitol Hill.
“I’m not going to be coy. It’s not anything I’ve ever been good at,” Frank said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to do that because I would like to be a part of that. It’s only a three-month period. I wouldn’t want to do anything more. I don’t want to run again.”
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