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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1973-81
Born: March 31, 1940; Bayonne, N.J.
Residence: Newton
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Jim Ready
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1962; Harvard U., J.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1980 (16th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services

Election History
2010generalBarney Frank (D) 126,19453.9
Sean Bielat (R) 101,51743.4
Susan Allen (D) 3,4451.5
Donald Jordan (I) 2,8731.2
2008generalBarney Frank (D) 203,03268.0
Earl Sholley (R) 75,57125.3
Susan Allen (I) 19,8486.6
2006generalBarney Frank (D) 176,51398.5
2004generalBarney Frank (D) 219,26077.7
Charles Morse (I) 62,29322.1
2002generalBarney Frank (D) 166,12599.0
2000generalBarney Frank (D) 200,63874.9
Martin Travis (R) 56,55321.1
David Euchner (LIBERT) 10,5533.9
1998generalBarney Frank (D) 148,34098.4
1996generalBarney Frank (D) 183,84471.6
Jonathan Raymond (R) 72,70128.3
1994generalBarney Frank (D) 168,94299.5
1992generalBarney Frank (D) 182,63367.7
Edward McCormick (R) 70,66525.2
Luke Lumina (IV) 13,6705.1
Dennis Ingalls (FFL) 2,7971.0
1990generalBarney Frank (D) 143,47366.0
John Soto (R) 75,45434.0
1988generalBarney Frank (D) 169,72970.0
Debra Tucker (R) 71,66130.0
1986generalBarney Frank (D) 134,38789.0
1984generalBarney Frank (D) 172,90374.0
Jim Forte (R) 60,12126.0
1982generalBarney Frank (D) 121,80260.0
Margaret Heckler (R) 82,80440.0
1980generalBarney Frank (D) 103,46652.0
Richard Jones (R) 95,89848.0
Roll Call Vitals


Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.