Posts Tagged ‘Barney Frank’

postheadericon AP News: Mass. voters weighing slew of US House races

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts voters are picking winners in nine of the state’s 10 U.S. House districts.

Republicans are keeping a close eye on the 10th Congressional District where Republican state Rep. Jeffrey Perry and Norfolk District Attorney William Keating, a Democrat, are vying for the seat left open by retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon AP News: Frank’s foe shrinks money gap in Mass. House race

The fundraising race between Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and his Republican challenger Sean Bielat  is tightening. 

The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that as of Oct. 13, the Democratic incumbent had about $650,000 left in his campaign account compared
with about $463,000 in Bielat’s coffers. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon 4th Congressional District: Frank partner, GOP challenger, exchange words

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. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon AP News: Government employees punch in and out to politick

By GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Government employees in Massachusetts are leaving their tax-paid jobs on a daily and sometimes hourly basis to campaign for their bosses this fall.

It underscores a unique advantage enjoyed when incumbent politicians run for office. They have a publicly funded infrastructure they can count on that isn’t available to outsider candidates.

Employees getting their salary and benefits paid by the government are free to shift to political work, as long as they’re on their own time. But it’s a distinction that can be hard to see and even harder to police.

In the past week, top aides to state treasurer and independent gubernatorial candidate Timothy Cahill have been spotted at mid-afternoon campaign events. The same has been true the past month for aides to U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray.

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