Rep. Frank won’t run for reelection
By Russell Berman and Josh Lederman
11/28/11 09:54 AM ET
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will announce Monday that he is not seeking reelection, ending a 32-year career in the House.
71, is the top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee and the
architect, with former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), of the sweeping Wall
Street regulatory reform law enacted in 2010.
He is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. in his district,
according to a spokesman, who said the congressman would announce at
that time the reason for his decision. His retirement will deprive the
House of one of its most colorful characters, a man known for his quick
and often caustic wit.Elected in 1980, Fr
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