Skip to comments.Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival (Bawney Schedules 'Election Night Event')
Posted on 11/01/2010 6:27:44 PM PDT by Libloather
Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival
November 01, 2010
BOSTON - Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability.
Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, a former U.S. marine, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown.
In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who support candidates from the conservative Tea Party movement.
Last week, Frank borrowed $200,000 from his personal savings to prop up his campaign, saying he needed "to defend against outside attacks."
A recent opinion poll showed Frank with 49 percent of likely voters, Bielat at 37 percent and 12 percent undecided. Frank kept his seat in the House with 68 percent of the vote in 2008 and ran unopposed in 2006.
Massachusetts has already been the scene of one of the year's biggest upsets, when Republican Scott Brown won a special election for the U.S. Senate seat held for almost five decades by a Democratic Party pillar, the late Edward Kennedy.
"If Barney Frank loses, it would be as significant as Scott Brown's win. You would really begin to see the depths of this anti-government sentiment," said Marc Landy, professor of political science at Boston College.
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Party at my house if Frank loses!!!! :D:D:D:D:D
I’m sure Barney really would like to argue with kitchen table rather than sweat it out against this guy. :)
There, fixed it.
Waa boo hoo. He's robbed the American people a billion or two times that much.
What has Frank ever said that was ‘witty’? I heard him tell a polite, informed constituent that talking to her was like talking to a table. That was boorish. Where does this ‘witty’ mythos come from?
He sputters and when he speaks, his stupidity is so glaring that it's palpable, bordering on oppressive. He's a dolt.
Hopefully it’s in the MA State Prison.
Oh I hope he loses that would be just desserts for that fraud-sufferin sucatash
Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat...Water carrying from over the Pond.
I do not want to know what kind of event that would be, Bawney
Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout,
Who says he’s outspoken?
Who in the hell says he is witty??
I think he is a lisping lying perverted POS