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Mass. governor pressed to name Frank to Kerry seat

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BOSTON (AP) — Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former congressman Barney Frank to U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state. Asked Thursday if the petitions will affect his decision, Patrick said that it wouldn't and that everyone he's spoken to about the possible interim appointment is...

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