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Rep . Barney Frank Will Not Seek Re-election in 2012

U.S. Democratic Representative Barney Frank, who helped to craft the landmark overhaul of financial regulations that bears his name, will not seek re-election in 2012, Democratic aides said on Monday.Frank, one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will hold a 1 p.m. EST/1800 GMT news conference to discuss the decision, aides said.Frank, 71, has represented his Massachusetts district since 1981 and is known for his acerbic wit, as well as his detailed knowledge of banking and housing regulations.He was one of the first openly gay politicians to serve at a national level.Democrats expect to retain control of Frank's district as they try to win back control of the House of Representatives in the November 2012 elections.With Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd, Frank led a comprehensive overhaul of Wall Street regulations following the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 with little Republican support, was one of the most ambitious legislative efforts of P...

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    This is a rush transcript from "America's Election HQ," October 21, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.HEATHER NAUERT, HOST: In the mean...

  2. 'Factor' Rematch! Rep . Barney Frank Returns to the No Spin Zone

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  3. Rep . Barney Frank at Obama-Coakley Rally: "She let it become a personality contest and that was a mistake"

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  4. Rep . Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

    Retiring Rep. Barney Frank, a gay pioneer in Congress, said Thursday that he will marry his longtime partner, Jim Ready.Frank spokesman Harry Gural said the liberal ...

  5. Rep . Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

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