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Frank Tells MSNBC: 'I Want to be Interim Senator'

Former Congressman Barney Frank told the "Morning Joe" Show on MSNBC he is interested in being the interim senator.

Sen. Barney Frank?

One day after watching Joseph Kennedy III take over his former congressional seat, Frank told the "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC he wants to be the interim senator if John Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.

"A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn't interested," said Frank Friday morning on the show. "It was kind of like you're about to graduate, and they said, 'You gotta go to summer school.' 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."

Frank said Friday he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wanted to be the interim senator. He wouldn't be a candidate in the special election, according to Politico.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Vicki Kennedy, the wife of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall have been mentioned as possible interim senators. Dukakis and Kennedy have said they aren't interested in the position.

Vicki Kennedy and Kerry are supporting Congressman Ed Markey in the special election.

Here's the link to the "Morning Joe Show."

Emcee of Seekonk January 05, 2013 at 02:59 PM
"Frank said Friday he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wanted to be the interim senator." Well, I suppose if the governor hasn't promised the seat to someone else, maybe he'll consider you, Mr. Frank. We've all long forgotten about your associates, Fannie-Mae and Freddie-Mac. Maybe you can add a little pork for MA to the bills as they pass through... assuming the honorable Mr. Reid allows any bills to pass through.
Daniel F. Devine January 05, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Barney's an Embarrassment but this is Massachusetts
Richard W. Lunt January 05, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Doesn't anyone remember Barney's favorites, Fannie and Freddie, Barney Frank was part of the downfall of the housing market.
Gretchen Robinson January 07, 2013 at 01:28 AM
you three boys having a nice time talking to yourselves?
Daniel F. Devine January 07, 2013 at 01:43 AM
I see the "SELF APPOINTED MODERATOR" continues to monitor the patch. I'll light a candle for her (poor thing) at LaSalette Shrine.
Richard W. Lunt January 07, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Ah, the closed minded liberal wacko is back....
Gretchen Robinson January 07, 2013 at 01:55 AM
thank you Daniel for the grace of lighting a candle for me. I appreciate your kindness.
Amy January 07, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Is there still an electrion process in Massachusetts?
Jonathan Friedman (Editor) January 07, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Hi Amy, this is for an interim position before the election.

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