Barney Frank not seeking re-election in 2012
November 28th, 2011
09:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Barney Frank not seeking re-election in 2012

Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a prominent 16-term liberal Democrat and arch-enemy of political conservatives nationwide, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from Frank's office.

Frank, 71, will hold a news conference in his district to discuss the decision at 1 p.m.

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  1. mike58

    yes finally this really is a Santa Claus

    November 28, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Carl inMass

    I can only hope Richie Neal joins him!!!!!

    November 28, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  3. vumba

    If he was elected 16 times, and no one on this blog likes hime (me included), then who voted for him? There are not that many gays in MA to keep this man in office. I think there are some hyprocrites on this blog. Good going those who voted for him your the reason we have buffoons like this in Congress.

    November 28, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. vumba

    If he was elected 16 times, and no one on this blog likes him (me included), then who voted for him?

    November 28, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  5. Carol

    Barney Frank continues to be a thinking man......time to enjoy yourself Barney and smell the roses. Thanks for all your 30 yrs. of good works.

    November 28, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. db

    Any "newly" elected Congresspersons or Senators should have to confrom to a new Term limit statute that they cannot remain in the same office longer than two terms, just like the President. This will allow the sitting idiots to agree and let them peter out so to say, like Barney Frank into retirement and beyond.

    November 28, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. DanoMcRoo

    Some here are suggesting the need for term limits. The fact that Barney Frank could be elected to the US congress suggests a need for voting restrictions.

    November 28, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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