Tag Archives: Barney Frank

A Reply to Barney Frank

Go HERE to read this post at WGBHnews.org

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Gov. Patrick: “Sorry Barney but less is Mo.”

Today’s announcement of William “Mo” Cowen as the temporary replacement for John Kerry in the US Senate was no surprise and it shows that the governor has decided to “play it safe.” All things being equal, the governor understands that this seat is the Democrats’ to lose in the upcoming election.

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Barney Frank says “pick me.”

diceThe news that retiring congressman Barney Frank would be willing to serve as the Governor’s appointee to John Kerry’s vacated Senate seat gives us the first really fun thing to speculate about in the run up to the special election for Kerry’s seat.

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The 4th Congressional District Forum

 The Martin Institute at Stonehill will be hosting a two primary election forums for the candidates in the 4th congressional district.

The August 14 forum will begin at 6:00 with Democratic candidates Rachel Brown, Joe Kennedy, and Herb Robinson.

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Two Weeks in Washington

There is nothing like a tour of the West Wing to introduce students to the substance of life in Washington DC.

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MA to See Pro-Democracy Movement?

Barney Frank’s retirement announcement has ignited a flurry of speculation about potential candidates to succeed him in Congress in both the Republican and Democratic parties. We may be on the verge of experiencing something in Massachusetts we rarely encounter – an outbreak of democracy.

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Frankly Speaking

Barney Frank calls it quits after 16 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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On Workhorses and Reelection

The last two times there was an open Senate race in Massachusetts, 1984 and 2010, a member of Congress jumped into the race.  Ditto the last time (1978!) the Democrats overtook a Republican Senate incumbent.  Not so in 2012.

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