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January 07, 2013


How Much Does Barney Frank Want to be a Senator?

The Boston Globe reports former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) "is dialing back his opposition to the pending nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, saying he is willing to look past the Nebraska Republican's comments about gays because it is more important that his views prevail on drawing down the war in Afghanistan and reducing wasteful defense spending."

Frank is angling for the appointment to Sen. John Kerry's (D-MA) seat should he resign to become secretary of state. The confirmation of Hagel could be one of the first votes for the new interim senator.












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