Barney Frank http://wamc.org en Boston Globe's Johnson on Barney Frank's Senate gambit http://wamc.org/post/boston-globes-johnson-barney-franks-senate-gambit <p></p><p>Political observers widely expect Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be confirmed as the nation’s next Secretary of State, leaving an interim Senate term to be filled in his wake. What they didn’t expect was the about-face this week by now retired Democratic Congressman Barney Frank, who announced that he would be interested in filling Kerry’s seat in the run-up to a special election. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke about Frank’s next act with Glen Johnson, who covers politics for The Boston Globe.</p><p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 55078 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe's Johnson on Barney Frank's Senate gambit Ex-Rep. Frank on Senate seat: Put me in, governor http://wamc.org/post/ex-rep-frank-senate-seat-put-me-governor <p></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Just-retired Rep. Barney Frank says he'd like to serve as a temporary successor to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee.</p><p>Frank tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's asked Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:31:38 +0000 Associated Press 55052 at http://wamc.org Ex-Rep. Frank on Senate seat: Put me in, governor