Less than a week after , two local pols are saying that they will not run for the seat currently held by Barney Frank.
Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton) told Patch today she does not intend to run for the Fourth District seat, which will be vacated at the end of 2012 , and .
Said Creem, "I can do much more and accomplish much more here than if I go to Washington".
In addition, Creem said the information she's received about the political "climate" in Washington D.C. has deterred her from running for Congress; here in Massachusetts, she is able to work with politicians "on both sides of the aisle."
"Every issue is not a partisan issue here, as it is [in Washington]," Creem said.
Creem said she has not yet thrown her support behind a particular Congressional campaign, but will be hearing out the candidates' ideas in the coming weeks and months.
Both Creem and Mermell had been suggested by some sources as potential replacements for Frank.
These announcements leave the Democratic race where it stood this morning: Brookline's Jules Levine and running, and as well (with ).
On the Republican side, recently tweeted his plans to make an announcement later this month regarding another run for Congress. Brookline School Committee member and Republican Elizabeth Childs has already announced she will run for the Republican nomination.