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“I’ve told the governor I would now like, frankly, to do that [serve as interim senator].” [Politico]

GOV. PATRICK should do just that, appoint former Rep. Barney Frank to John Kerry’s seat until the special election, which will likely take place this coming summer.

Frank’s statement comes at around 8:45 in the video above.

There is no one who is better suited for it and deserves it more.

Mr. Frank’s appointment would also give Massachusetts a distinctive voice in Senate on matters involving the regulation of banks. Mr. Frank steered the landmark overhaul of financial institutions through the House in the last Congress and would join newly elected Senator Elizabeth Warren, a proponent of pro-consumer banking regulations, as a fellow senator. [New York Times]