Rep. Barney Frank retiring

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U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., greets supporters celebrating his re-election in the 4th Congressional District at a party in Newton, Mass Tuesday,Nov. 2, 2010. Frank faced Republican Sean Bielat in Tuesday’s general election. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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Barney Frank, the first openly gay serving member of Congress and powerful Democrat whose name is attached to a sweeping Wall Street reform bill, announced on Nov. 28 he does not plan to seek re-election.

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