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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Redistricting After the 2010 Census Takes Down a High Profile Congressman

Sixteen-term Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts has announced that he will not run for re-election next year, basing his decision at least partly on the demographics of his newly redrawn congressional district. To be fair, he is also 71 years old, but Jon Stewart on the Daily Show showed him no mercy for yielding to the redistricting changes--check it out:  Look for November 28, 2011 and the story is: 

"Barneys New Work Rep. Barney Frank announces his retirement from Congress due to redistricting challenges, and Fox News pundits celebrate his departure. (03:17)"

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