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I -- that's right Barney Frank one of the most well known liberals in the country a long standing Democrat here in Massachusetts representing.
A Massachusetts for sixteen terms for more than thirty years is expected to announce he will not be running for re election in 2012.
He's the most powerful Democrats in congress to Tripoli in recent years when he was acting as the chair of the house financial services committee.
A position that put him in the political cross hairs certainly brought in a lot of power and influence.
But also he -- a lot of -- -- positional out of -- criticism from conservatives from Republicans.
In the run up to the housing crisis for his support of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
He was consistently reelected over the course of his thirty years here and face just a few competitive races.
But one of those was in 2010 in the run up to those mid term elections when Sean be lot of Republican.
US marine of a veteran of the US Marine Corps and also a businessman.
Did a mr.
frank a run for his money.
Congressman frank felt compelled to actually -- his campaign about 200000 dollars.
In the run up to that election and there -- some interesting things happening here on the ground in Massachusetts as well it was about a week ago the Governor Deval Patrick signed into a law.
A creating new congressional districts it'll be interesting to see what congressman -- says about.
Why he's choosing -- at this point in time to retire and not run it when he twelve Jenna.
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