Barney Frank: Redistricting Plan is Reason for Retirement. True to form, the congressman didn’t pull any punches at yesterday’s news conference to explain his rationale to not run in 2012. “I don’t want to be torn between a full-fledged campaign in a district with 325,000 new people and my obligation to the existing district and that is reinforced by the fact that I would have a hard time going to 325,000 new people, some of them in areas that I am not very familiar with like the Blackstone Valley, and say, ‘by the way, I would like to be your Congressman for two years,'” Frank said at the news conference at City Hall in Newton, Mass., his hometown. [Biz Journals]
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