Friday, January 4, 2013
Frank reportedly wants to stay to be part of the fiscal cliff debate.
One day after leaving the U.S. Congress, former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank said he asked Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him as the interim senator to fill John Kerry's seat, according to the Boston Herald. Frank made the remark during an appearance on MSNBC on Jan. 4. If appointed, Frank would fill the seat Kerry will likely vacate if confirmed as the next Secretary of State. Frank said he wanted to stay in politics for now because he wanted to be part of the fiscal cliff debate, according to the Herald. Tweets from Boston Globe political reporter Glen Johnson confirmed the news. "But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history," …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The approved bill eases portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff."
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a deal late Tuesday to ease portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the Huffington Post. The compromise was approved by the Senate at 2 a.m. Tuesday, and despite talk of rejecting it, the House ultimately passed the bill by a vote of 257 to 167. Sens. John Kerry, D-MA, and Scott Brown, R-MA, both supported the measure in the Senate. The entire Mass. delegation voted for the deal, including retiring congressman Barney Frank, D-Newton. He was on WBUR earlier today to speak about the deal. "The deal that we have is not good from my standpoint, but it's the best we could get," Frank said in an interview with WBUR. Other representatives, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Malden, Rep. John Tierney, D-…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Congressman Barney Frank and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino are also scheduled to talk.
As it was on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts will be in full force on the second night. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Congressman Barney Frank and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren are all scheduled to speak during tonight’s session. Menino is scheduled to speak in the 5 p.m. hour, Frank will speak in the 8 p.m. hour and Warren will speak in the 10 p.m. hour. Warren will speak shortly before Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and President Bill Clinton. Gov. Deval Patrick and Congressional candidate Joseph Kennedy III spoke during the first night of the DNC. Patrick gave a fiery speech in which he criticized his predessor, Mitt Romney, and praised President Barack Obama. The Wall Street Journal …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Candidate for U.S. Congress greeted voters on Saturday, April 21.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Joe Kennedy III, candidates for U.S. Congress from the Fourth Congressional District, dropped by the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station on Saturday, April 21, where he collected signatures and greeted voters. Kennedy, a former assistant district attorney, is a Democrat running in the race to succeed retiring Congressman Barney Frank.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Rachel Brown announced her candidacy for Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District on Friday, Feb. 10.
North Quincy Democrat and former Barney Frank challenger Rachel Brown announced late last week she plans to run again for the Fourth Congressional District seat. Brown, 30, announced her candidacy on Feb. 10 and is part of the national slate of candidates for Lyndon Larouche's Political Action Committee (LaRouche PAC). In a press release issued by her campaign, Brown not only challenges Republicans, but also fellow Democrats, saying the country faces "abominable unemployment, dire budget problems, an imminent threat of war, and a clinically insane president." When Brown faced Frank in the 2010 Democratic primary, she received more than 10,000 votes in the district, or roughly 20 percent of the total votes cast. Along with Brown, …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Norfolk Republican joins race for the Fourth Congressional District.
After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a second try in 2012 will pay off. "We started something in 2010 and we are going to finish it in 2012," Bielat told a packed room at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum Tuesday night. The race is one Needham residents will want to follow now that the town has joined the Fourth Congressional District following the 2010 U.S. Census, and the subsequent rearrangement of Congressional districts to account for a lost seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bielat, a Norfolk resident, will face a different opponent this time around. Frank announced in November that he would not seek re-election …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The former assistant district attorney for Barnstable and Middlesex counties is exploring a bid for Congress and has stepped down as an attorney.
Joseph P. Kennedy III is making the final move in a bid to run for U.S. Representative Barney Frank's seat in the Fourth Congressional District by opening an exploratory committee to raise money Boston.com reported this morning. This hour Kennedy announced his resignation as a Middlesex County prosecutor with the District Attorney's office, according to MyFoxBoston.com. Last March, Kennedy told the Cape Cod Times he would not run for a seat in congress. However, in November Rep. Frank, after 30 years in office, said he would not seek reelection after his district was redrawn with the new redistricting initiative, WPRI.com reported. It was in November that Kennedy suggested he may seek candidacy. "Kennedy said he plans to meet in the …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Newton Democrat will run for the Fourth Congressional seat currently held by Barney Frank.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Editor's note: Following the 2010 U.S. Census, and the subsequent rearrangement of Congressional districts to account for a lost seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Needham has become part of the commonwealth's Fourth Congressional District. Previously, Needham was part of the Ninth District and was represented by Congressman Stephen Lynch. The Fourth District Congressman, Barney Frank, has announced he does not plan to run for re-election in 2012. The following is a press release issued by the Herb Robinson campaign: The Herb Robinson Campaign is pleased to announce that Herb Robinson is withdrawing from the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race and entering the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Massachusetts Fourth …