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On the ‘Beat Barney’ Beat

Posted on | October 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

At 7 a.m. ET today, Sean Bielat is scheduled to debate Barney Frank on WRKO radio. Meanwhile, I’ve got a new article at The American Spectator:

NEWTON, Massachusetts — Brian Phillips was wearing flip-flop sandals Sunday at the nondescript office near the corner of Elliot and Chestnut streets that is headquarters for one of this fall’s most remarkable congressional campaigns.
Phillips is campaign manager for Sean Bielat, the young Marine officer who is challenging Barney Frank in one of the most solidly Democratic districts in the country. During his 29-year career in Congress, Frank has never faced such a formidable opponent and the surge of support for Bielat’s campaign has clearly rattled the incumbent. Ever since Scott Brown’s triumph in January, the GOP in this state has been fired up . . . and there is a sense among 4th District Republicans that the Democrats have been caught flat-footed.
“They’ve got no operation over there,” Phillips said of the Frank campaign. As Bielat told reporters at a Sept. 26 rally, “They have one campaign office. It’s always empty. We have three. They’re always full.”
Bielat’s Newton office wasn’t full Sunday morning, but it was open and in full swing, with at least three volunteers calling voters in a telephone canvassing operation that has already reached some 30,000 likely voters and, at a pace of more than 2,000 new contacts daily, could approach the 50,000 mark within a week. . . .

Please read the whole thing. BTW, there’s a Sean Bielat money-bomb until midnight.


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