Rep. Barney Frank announced retirement

In this Dec. 22, 2010 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. applauds at the Interior Department in Washington. Frank's office says he won't seek re-election in 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

November 28, 2011 10:19:20 AM PST
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts says he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012.