Politico has the story and video Barney Frank: I want to be senator.
Governor Deval Patrick has said he would only appoint an interim Senator who would agree not to run for the Senate in the election. He said that nobody could perform the duties of a Senator and run for election at the same time. Ironically, the person most likely to run for the position is Representative Ed Markey. Markey will perform his job as a U.S. Representative at the same time he is running for Senator.
Well, if we must accept Governor Patrick’s nonsensical reasoning, the least he could do is appoint Barney Frank.