The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

If Barney Frank Is Retiring, We’ll Know Soon


A candidate ending his campaign a little early isn’t always big news, but I find it interesting that Dave Sukoff says he was encouraged by Massachusetts Republicans to run in the state’s 4th District, against Barney Frank, in light of the rumors that Frank is thinking about retiring. Sukoff had been running against Rep. John Tierney in the 6th District.

I would note that if Frank is indeed retiring, we should hear a lot more buzz between now and the May 4 filing deadline. The only other Democrat currently on the ballot is a LaRouchie. Frank is way too loyal a Democrat to leave his party without a strong candidate as his successor, so my guess is we’ll hear about some state legislator getting his campaign set up in the coming weeks.

Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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