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Barney Frank heads to general election

(L-R) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) in Washington, July 21, 2010. UPI/Chip Somodevilla/Pool
(L-R) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) in Washington, July 21, 2010. UPI/Chip Somodevilla/Pool | License Photo

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Barney Frank made it to the general election Tuesday, trouncing challenger Rachel Brown in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts, results showed.

WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Frank bested the 29-year-old supporter of economist Lyndon LaRouche in the 4th Congressional District Frank first won in 1980. The Boston Globe reported Frank had 82 percent of the vote to 18 percent for Brown with about two-thirds of the votes counted.

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In November, Frank will likely face former Marine Sean Bielat, who led businessman Earl Sholley 64 percent to 36 percent with more than half the votes counted on the Republican side.

There was no primary voting in Massachusetts' gubernatorial race. Incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick and Republican challenger Charlie Baker had no primary challengers.

In the state's 10th Congressional District, state Rep. Jeffrey Perry won the GOP nomination and Norfolk District Attorney William Keating was leading on the Democratic side, the Globe reported.

Perry vowed to work to repeal healthcare reform legislation enacted this year, trim the federal deficit and combat illegal immigration, the newspaper said.

"We are taking our country back. We have had enough," he said.

Perry out-ran three opponents, including former Republican Massachusetts Treasurer Joe Malone.

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The winner this fall will succeed Rep. Bill Delahunt, a Democrat who announced he would retire at the end of the current congressional session.

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