The campaigns of Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and Republican challenger Sean Bielat are brushing off a brisk exchange of words between Frank’s partner and the GOP candidate.
The exchange took place after a debate last week when Frank’s partner, Jim Ready, started taking pictures of Bielat.
According to a Boston Herald video, Bielat asks about the pictures and Ready responds “You better get used to it dude.”
Ready then says “It’s a free country, isn’t it?” and a chuckling Bielat responds “It sure is, at least if we can get the Congress back.”
A spokesman for Frank’s campaign said Ready is an amateur photographer who takes pictures at many campaign events and “no harm” was intended.
A Bielat spokeswoman said the “video speaks for itself.”
(Video by the Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge)
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