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More Mass. Announcements Of Plans For Congressional Runs

An Attleboro businessman has announced that he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat held by the retiring Barney Frank.

Paul Heroux announced his plans on Monday. The 35-year-old Heroux is the former director of policy research at the state prisons department who more recently ran a consulting firm.

Heroux described himself as an independent Democrat who will "fight for working people instead of Wall Street people."

At least three other Democrats have either announced plans to run for the seat or have formed exploratory committees, including Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, Boston City Councilor Michael Ross and Newton software engineer Herb Robinson.

On the Republican side, Elizabeth Childs of Brookline and Sean Bielat have either declared or said they are thinking of running.

This program aired on January 17, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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