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Democratic insider undermines own party in rebuffing Frank’s offer

In his public rebuff of former Representative Barney Frank’s offer to serve as interim US senator (Political Intelligence, Metro, Jan. 6), Governor Patrick’s political adviser, Doug Rubin, undermines his own party and disrespects Frank’s career in Congress.

Rubin, speaking on his own, claims Frank’s experience would be a hindrance to his providing effective leadership in the Senate because “the experienced people are the ones creating the gridlock.” He is wrong.

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