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Sean Bielat Within 10 Pts Of Barney Frank

From The Hill:

Bill Clinton to stump for Barney Frank as conservatives dig in

By Molly K. Hooper – 09/25/10

Former President Bill Clinton will lend his star power to veteran Democratic Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) at an afternoon rally on Sunday.

The 42nd president’s appearance with the powerful 15-term House member comes as conservative bloggers and commentators have energized nationwide support for Frank’s GOP challenger, 35-year-old former Marine Sean Bielat. (Bielat now serves in the Marine reserves.)

Bielat said Clinton’s visit shows that Frank is getting nervous about his reelection bid

Frank, however, said that he’s previously been the target of “right-wing attacks” so this particular midterm election is “not that much different than last time.”

Frank said the optics of the Clinton visit at a time when political prognosticators predict a “wave” year for Republicans need to be placed in perspective

Bielat’s campaign has seen a surge in media interest and financial backing after it released an internal poll showing Bielat within 10 candidate percentage points of Frank.

The poll conducted Sept. 15-16 of 400 likely general election voters showed Bielat at 38 percent, Frank at 48 percent and 13 percent undecided. The margin of error was +/- 4.9 percent.

“The biggest news is that Barney Frank has dropped below 50 percent in the head-to-head; this movement is driven by a shift away from Frank by Independents who make up a majority of registered voters,” the memo accompanying the poll conducted by Wes Anderson of OnMessage Inc. stated…

Bielat clearly has an uphill climb. Independent campaign analysts have not labeled the Frank race competitive. President Obama easily won the district, defeating Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), 63-34.

Frank’s war chest of more than $1 million cash-on-hand dwarfs that of Bielat, who had just over $80,000, according to the most recent fundraising data available…

If only Mr. Bielat could find some dirt on Mr. Frank.

Alas, his personal life is spotless, and his career in the Congress has been stellar.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Sean Bielat Within 10 Pts Of Barney Frank”

  1. Right of the People says:

    I think the Dims would declare it a sign of the coming of the Apocalypse if Bahney were to lose. Given his history and chosen life-style and the fact that the dummies keep re-electing the little fudge-packer I don’t know what dirt short of homicide would dissuade them from voting for the stupid twerp.

    It’s hard to believe the revolution actually started in Massachusetts. The times they sure have changed.

    • JohnMG says:

      Maybe Kerry is right. The electorate is just too stupid to make informed decisions. Returning Frank to office should serve as ample evidence.

      As for the ‘fudge-packer’ comment–we don’t know for sure if Barney is “pitching” or “catching”, and frankly, (no pun intended) I don’t want to know

  2. proreason says:

    If there is any justice in the world…………..

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    “Bielat clearly has an uphill climb. Independent campaign analysts have not labeled the Frank race competitive.”
    U.S. Marines clearly love a challenge so…..here is to real “Hope and Change.”

    “President Obama easily won the district, defeating Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), 63-34.”
    That was then…….this is NOW and the winds of change are in the air.
    Bye Bye Foo-Foo Fwank!!

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