BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank says he will seek another term in 2012.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones talks to Frank

The 70-year-old Massachusetts Democrat said Thursday he is announcing his plans now so he can defend the financial reform he co-authored last year from Republican efforts to weaken it.

There had been speculation Frank might retire as Massachusetts is set to lose a House seat in redistricting.

The longterm congressman was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee before Democrats lost the House majority in last fall’s midterm elections.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. peter998899 says:


    Please retire. Let us get someone new with some fresh ideas.

  2. Cynic says:

    You really don’t have to Leave Barney……Heres your hat…Don’t forget your Gloves.

  3. DStein says:

    Barney, do us a favor and retire NOW! You almost single-handedly destoryed our economy with your liberal policies toward FannieMAe and FreddieMac. Your fingerprints are all over it. Not only have you been bad for Massachusetts, you’ve been bad for all of America.

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