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NEWTON, Mass. – Rep. Barney Frank, perhaps the most prominent gay politician in Washington, today announced that he will not stand for re-election.
The longtime Democrat, who has served 16 terms in Congress, has been a liberal fixture on Capitol Hill for more than three decades. Frank made his mark in the House for his efforts to reform Wall Street.