NEWTON, Mass. — Candidates are lining up to run for Rep. Barney Frank’s U.S. congressional seat. The 71-year-old Newton Democrat plans to finish his term but not seek re-election. Frank will undoubtedly leave a void. The question is how big.
If you ask Frank how Democrats will get on without him, he mentions another famous liberal Democrat.
“You know Franklin Roosevelt died,” Frank told reporters after his Newton news conference Monday. “You know all kinds of people leave and die. It’s a very big ocean, we don’t leave waves.”