By Wyatt Earp | October 20, 2010
Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank – the man who almost single-handedly caused the mortgage crisis – gave $200,000 to his own campaign this week. He needs the money because he is fighting for his political life.
A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday. Frank, a 15-term lawmaker from Newton, Mass., raised $316,644 last quarter and reported more than $1 million on hand with no debts.
The chairman is facing one of his toughest fights in recent memory against Republican Sean Bielat, a 35-year-old Marine veteran with degrees from Georgetown, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Republican Sen. Scott Brown won Frank’s congressional district, which President Barack Obama carried in 2008. Bielat has zeroed in on Frank’s service atop the financial services committee, indicating that the Democrat had a hand in the financial turmoil over the last few years.
Pfft, a Marine with three degrees, two of them from Ivy League schools. He’s certainly not more qualified than Barney! /snark. Hell, Frank is getting so desperate that he sent his boyfriend out to heckle Bielat after their most recent debate.