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Barney’s Rubble?

Over on the homepage I write about the race in MA-04. I wish I could say that Sean Bielat, who visited the NR offices (what feels like) a zillion years ago, is poised to upset Rep. Barney Frank (D.). Unfortunately, Frank is still the favorite. But don’t believe the Boston Globe poll that has Frank +13 — this is, after all, the same outfit that reported Coakley up 15 points nine days before the Brown-Out. Spending a few days tailing both Frank and Bielat, I can tell you that the feeling on both sides is that this is a close race. Bielat is doing everything he can to turn out his voters, and Frank is fighting against the national tide to turn out his. If liberals stay home the way they did for Coakley, this could get interesting.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American Prospect, The New York Post, The Onion, and a number of other publications. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio and a frequent contributor to Bloggingheads.tv. In 2011, he was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution. A proud New Jerseyan, Daniel got his start as a beat reporter covering the Meadowlands region of Bergen County. He was educated mostly at George Washington University, but also New York University and Pembroke College, Oxford.

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