House financial services chair reneges on promise.11:11 AM, Oct 22, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Boston Herald reports:
Frank vowed in February 2009 that he wouldn’t accept campaign donations from banks that received money under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or political action committees tied to such institutions.
But Frank has hauled in thousands from top execs at Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Wainwright Bank, JP Morgan Chase and other institutions that received billions in TARP money.
Sign of desperation?10:38 AM, Oct 20, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years.
And the Massachusetts Republican candidate outraises his opponent.9:12 AM, Oct 18, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Is Barney Frank worried about whether he'll be reelected to the House? Maybe, but it's pretty certain that Frank's partner, James Ready, is rattled.
How big a wave?7:55 PM, Oct 11, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fall River, Mass.
“My name is Sean Bielat; I’m running for Congress against Barney Frank.”
That was all the Republican candidate from Brookline needed to say to get his first and loudest applause of the evening.
7:55 AM, Oct 5, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
From a Wall Street Journal article about Barney Frank's re-election contest:
"It's much more of a race than it has been in prior years, but from our perspective, it would be a real loss to Massachusetts if Barney's not re-elected," said Daniel Forte, president of the Massachusetts Bankers Association, a trade group.
10:45 AM, Apr 15, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
The testimony of Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Democrat of North Carolina, has been cited as corroborating evidence of Tea Partiers slinging racial slurs since the accusations were made after a March 20 health-care rally in Washington, D.C.
His corroboration came in an interview with a local reporter from Hendersonville, N.C.