Desperation: Barney Frank lent campaign $200,000 in third quarter

posted at 10:12 pm on October 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

As much as I like Bielat, not until this very moment did I think this seat might really be in play.

Frank isn’t a tremendously wealthy guy. What on earth are his internal polls showing him to make him cough up 200 grand?

Longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years.

A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday…

A longtime public servant, Frank isn’t exactly a rich man. Financial disclosures filed with the House show he has assets between $560,000 and $1.5 million. He is not required to disclose the worth of his primary residence.

Maybe he’s just playing it safe. According to the new WSJ generic ballot poll out tonight, this hurricane has now increased to a Category Four:

Among likely voters, Republicans hold a 50% to 43% edge, up from a three-percentage-point lead a month ago. And in the 92 House districts considered most competitive, the GOP’s lead is 20 points

“It’s hard to say Democrats are facing anything less than a category four hurricane,” said Peter Hart, the Democratic pollster who conducts the Journal poll with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. “And it’s unlikely the Democratic House will be left standing.”…

The Republican edge in intensity of support, after falling from a 19-point lead in August to a 14-point lead in September, is now at 20 percentage points.

“After seven weeks of a powerful counteroffensive, the dynamics haven’t changed,” Mr. McInturff said of Democratic efforts to diminish GOP momentum.

Does Hart know that there’s such a thing as a Category Five ‘cane? If so, electorally speaking, what would that look like? A 20-point lead in enthusiasm and in battleground districts is pretty much the apocalypse, no?

Exit question: I’m calling for predictions right now. Will Bielat take this seat?

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Speaking of attacks on conservative women, anyone else get the email from Michele Bachmann this morning?

Sounds like Obama and Pelosi are trying to outflank us, hoping that we’ll leave our rear guard open while we’re going on offense across the country. The email claims that Michele’s opponent has raised more money than any other Dem this cycle. I don’t know if that’s manifesting itself in the polls, but I think it’s fair to assume that the idea of unseating a popular Tea Party figure could motivate the Democrat base.

If you can, please send Michele a few bucks. I know a lot of us are stretched thin, but if you can spare $10-25, it would help fortify our defense!

Animator Girl on October 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM

… pretty much the apocalypse, no?

Hi, Allahpundit. I hope you’re doing well. Hey, we’re gonna have so much fun in heaven, huh? I can’t wait! :-) Well, I gotta go. And like that… he’s gone.

apacalyps on October 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM

What the hell happened to Bawnys teeth? Just wondering…

tbear44 on October 21, 2010 at 4:52 AM

He had them all pulled to make it all better for Ready.

bayview on October 21, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Massachusett’s 4th Congressional Distict. A classic example of gerrymandering.

diogenes on October 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM