Skip to comments.Wall St. Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival
Posted on 10/28/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by americanophile
BOSTON (Reuters) 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, an Iraq war veteran, 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 of Representatives 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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It bears repeating that this POS called Frank is not witty.
God what crap this article is ...
Poofter, the magic dragon, may actually go down.
Literally, not as in the past many years.
Tush! All the boys at the bath house think so!
Good I think the fact that he’s taking money from the Bailed out banks had something to do with this another freeper told me it was on a popular program.
Senator Scott Brown won the district that Barney’s from.
It would be so great to rid our Congress of this mentally twisted pervert.
That’s the actual headline? ROTFLMAO!
This is like calling Pol Pat a Cambodian patriot.
I didn’t make it up...it’s disgusting
I know :-)
Nah. Think of it as campy. LOL
Earlier this week, I drove through Chestnut Hill and Newton Center which is the epicenter of Barney Franks's district. I only saw two Barney signs and too many Sean Bielat signs to count.
this would tell 0dumbo where to put it....
I'm not greedy.
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