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My Fox Boston: So far, Barney Frank's district has one of highest turnouts in the state
My Fox Boston ^ | November 2, 2010

Posted on 11/02/2010 12:20:45 PM PDT by GOPinCa

BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The Secretary of State William R. Galvin says voter turnout is expected to reach record highs. He's projecting a bigger turnout in districts with highly contested congressional races. So far, Barney Franks' district has one of highest turnouts ion the state.

In Newton and North Attleboro, the lines were forming before the polls opened and the flow has been steady all day. People we spoke to say they're coming out to vote on tax issues.

The questions on the ballot were important to them. Some wanted to vote against the incumbent others felt it was important to stop the tide of opposition. Many say with all the hype and advertising they've seen- they simply couldn't stay home.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxboston.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; barneyfrank; elections; ma2010; ma4; massachusetts; seanbielat
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1 posted on 11/02/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Barney’s going down in a whole new way.


2 posted on 11/02/2010 12:22:45 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: GOPinCa
others felt it was important to stop the tide of opposition

Massholes in Boston - in love with and worship the government as their king and their god.

3 posted on 11/02/2010 12:23:41 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: GOPinCa
It's all the SEIU workers and illegal aliens that they've bussed in. ;-)
4 posted on 11/02/2010 12:23:47 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: ozzymandus
Barney’s going down in a whole new way.

Disgusting but funny.

5 posted on 11/02/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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To: GOPinCa

If accurate, Barney could be in trouble.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: GOPinCa

Good or bad???


7 posted on 11/02/2010 12:24:33 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: GOPinCa

Voters’re filing out of cemeteries all over Boston.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 12:24:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GOPinCa

If the people say they are mostly voting on tax issues in Barney Frank’s district.....I would say Barney is in deep caca (in more ways than one).


9 posted on 11/02/2010 12:25:05 PM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: ozzymandus

Lets hope that the Massachusetts voters give him a firm spanking (electorally of course).


10 posted on 11/02/2010 12:25:10 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: GOPinCa

Hard to tell what this means for the race. I’m also hearing about very high turnout in SC5, but it’s hard to say who it is turning out. Pollsters were saying low turnout favors the GOP even more heavily.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 12:27:33 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: GOPinCa

This post made me a little nervous, but then I went to the source article and read the comments - WOW, the people there are PISSED, and the pro-republican comments look like 9-1 or more. The anti-republican (misspelled usually) comments are immediately ‘refudiated’ by lots of replies.

Sorry Charlie, looks like you might be doing DOWN!!


12 posted on 11/02/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: GOPinCa

This has to be Repubs and Indis. Why would dems show up in force?

Pray for Election


13 posted on 11/02/2010 12:29:35 PM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: ozzymandus
If the butt-boy goes down (no pun intended) in this election, his limp dick lame-duck theatrics should be interesting for the next couple of months.
14 posted on 11/02/2010 12:29:55 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: ozzymandus

Since it’s a very Dem district I doubt he’s losing. Wish he was, but a large turnout from a Dem area usually means a Dem win. Hope I’m wrong.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 12:31:13 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: GOPinCa

So this could mean one of 2 things:

1: The dems are really scared their nancy-boy will lose and have rushed to the polls.

2: The conservatives believe they have a real shot at taking him out and have stormed the gates.


16 posted on 11/02/2010 12:31:22 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: GOPinCa

High turnout in Barney Frank’s district?

Either they’re coming out of the woodwork or they’re coming out of the closet!


17 posted on 11/02/2010 12:31:38 PM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: GOPinCa

ACORN and SEIU busses are being sent to all of the bath houses as we speak.


18 posted on 11/02/2010 12:31:59 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: GOPinCa; Dr. Eckleburg

Barney can move to fire island and wear purple hotpants.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 12:32:16 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: BlessedBeGod

In this district, there are plenty of moonbats to support Barney if they get stirred up. Let’s hope the usually cowed-in-MA majority get out to vote in a volume that outnumbers them.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 12:33:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: justice14
Good or bad???

I would think they are not coming out of the woodwork to vote for Barney Frank. North Attleboro is a conservative slice of the district (Brown won big here). Newton is fairly liberal on social issues but a lot of country club type Repubs. Brookline is the moonbat territory.
21 posted on 11/02/2010 12:33:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: GOPinCa

Free Fudge for all packers...


22 posted on 11/02/2010 12:33:47 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: xkaydet65

It’s important to remember that Scott Brown, a mere 10 months ago, carried Frank’s congressional district with 60% of the vote.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 12:35:40 PM PDT by wally-balls
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To: JewishRighter
Maybe his district is tired of being represented by the creepiest act in the congressional freak show.
24 posted on 11/02/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: justice14
Voters said they are voted on taxes...

Sounds like discontented voters expressing anger.

Bad news for Barney. Good news for Sean [Bielat].

There were only two polls done: both on fairly small samples (400 or less).

The polls gave Barney Frank a 10 point lead.

Tomorrow (or tonight) we will see how accurate it is.

25 posted on 11/02/2010 12:37:43 PM PDT by topher (For handmade rosaries -- http://www.louisiana.edu/~cmh5722/rosaries4u)
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To: nhwingut
I would think they are not coming out of the woodwork to vote for Barney Frank. North Attleboro is a conservative slice of the district (Brown won big here). Newton is fairly liberal on social issues but a lot of country club type Repubs. Brookline is the moonbat territory

Sounds good to me.

26 posted on 11/02/2010 12:38:43 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: GOPinCa
Holy crap look at that piece of Gerrymandering. No wonder Bawny Fwank always gets reelected.

27 posted on 11/02/2010 12:38:53 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Stick your gravitas Tokyo Rove! SeeBS are "corrupt Bastards"! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: ozzymandus
"Barney’s going down in a whole new way."

That is funny.....read the comments apparently someone named blueman has been getting quite a beating.......most comments are positive towards repubs.......

28 posted on 11/02/2010 12:39:34 PM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: GOPinCa
Newton is Barney's hometown and one of the most liberal town in the state so it could be that the high turnout there is due to liberals coming out in force to "save" Barney. The demographics in Newton is mostly white-collar and the trust-fund set.

North Attleboro is a different story. This is a gritty working class town. While they tend to vote Democratic, I just can't see them coming out in force to vote for Barney Frank. Sean Bielat has run a very strong campaign and his working class, Marine Corps background has much more appeal to the average working Joe than Barney Frank.

So outside of maybe Newton and Brookline, high turnout in Barney's district is a good sign. Actually Brookline is Sean Bielat's hometown so that might be a wash, favoring Bielat overall.

29 posted on 11/02/2010 12:41:45 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: wally-balls
It’s important to remember that Scott Brown, a mere 10 months ago, carried Frank’s congressional district with 60% of the vote.

 Thanks for the reminder.  

30 posted on 11/02/2010 12:42:17 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: nhwingut

North Attleborough is in the 3rd district, not Barney’s (4th).


31 posted on 11/02/2010 12:42:25 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: nutmeg

Ping. Don’t know how to read it all but praying that large turnout means he’s in trouble.


32 posted on 11/02/2010 12:42:33 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

“.I would say Barney is in deep caca”

One of his favorite places.


33 posted on 11/02/2010 12:43:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: from occupied ga

“Massholes in Boston - in love with and worship the government as their king and their god.”

Hey, we’re trying. It’s not easy living here sometimes. Slowly, slowly we are turning the tide.


34 posted on 11/02/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: nhwingut

Re Brookline:

Barney Frank’s Brookline stronghold flirts with Sean Bielat
BostonHerald.com ^ | November 2, 2010 | Margery Eagan

Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 6:05:39 AM by Seattle Conservative

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2619479/posts


35 posted on 11/02/2010 12:44:44 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: GOPinCa

My choice for a headline if BF gets defeated: ‘Barney Blows It!’


36 posted on 11/02/2010 12:46:20 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The Coyote is very Wile E.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
It's all the SEIU workers and illegal aliens that they've bussed in. ;-)

"El Norte, me amigos! Señor Frank is counting on us!"


37 posted on 11/02/2010 12:47:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SamAdams76

Barney is going down bet the house!


38 posted on 11/02/2010 12:48:44 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: GOPinCa

Big turnout in Newton (and Brookline) is bad for us; we need the rest of the district to have a huge turnout.


39 posted on 11/02/2010 12:48:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Gerrymandering is corrupt and should be outlawed. Districts should be drawn by computer to gather people closest to polling points irregardless of race, religion, gender, national orientation or sexual orientation.


40 posted on 11/02/2010 12:49:56 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: Never on my watch
Maybe his district is tired of being represented by the creepiest act in the congressional freak show.

And being known as The Banking Queen's district...the architect of the housing collapse.

41 posted on 11/02/2010 12:50:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: Never on my watch

I know what you mean. I literally become ill when I see him on the tube or the internet with that horrendous gushing, lisping, Tom Brokaw l’s, rasping, obnoxious, arrogant manner of speaking. I don’t make fun of speech impediments, but in his case, an exception is warranted. Gosh, I hope he loses and just goes away.


42 posted on 11/02/2010 12:50:27 PM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: GOPinCa

obvious question is, how does this compare with turnout in the Brown special, where Brown won this CD?


43 posted on 11/02/2010 12:51:45 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: GOPinCa
I voted at 7:02 a.m. In order to get there I arrived at twenty minutes before seven.

I do not like waiting in lines and was only fourth in line this morning so I was satisfied in that regard.

44 posted on 11/02/2010 12:52:39 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: GOPinCa

In a time like this where there is such an anti-incumbent fever, turnout favors the challenger. That’s us. The higher the turnout the better we’ll do. They’re in “oh no” mode. We’re in “oh hell yeah” mode.


45 posted on 11/02/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: ConservativeDude

If Brown won this District when the health care bill was on the line, why can’t Bielat win it now?


46 posted on 11/02/2010 12:55:49 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Or
Barney Gets Bent

or Barney Gets Banged


47 posted on 11/02/2010 12:55:56 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU
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To: JewishRighter

Or they are coming out of the polling place and getting back in line to vote again.


48 posted on 11/02/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by Revel
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To: FreeAtlanta
Gerrymandering is corrupt and should be outlawed. Districts should be drawn by computer to gather people closest to polling points irregardless of race, religion, gender, national orientation or sexual orientation.

Yep, but until it's illegal we need to take full advantage.

49 posted on 11/02/2010 12:58:46 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Stick your gravitas Tokyo Rove! SeeBS are "corrupt Bastards"! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: GOPinCa
voted

Heavy turn out in Boston.

50 posted on 11/02/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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