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Bielat ‘Thinking Pretty Hard’ About Running

Former Republican candidate Sean Bielat tells National Review Online he’s “certainly thinking pretty hard” about another run for Congress. Last year, Bielat waged an aggressive campaign against Rep. Barney Frank (D.) in Massachusetts’s 4th Congressional District. Although Frank won by a 54–43 margin, it was his closest race in years. And now that the state legislature has redrawn the district, the potential for a Republican victory is even greater.

“If you look at the map, without knowing anything about Massachusetts, you can tell it’s not gerrymandered the way the old one was. The old one looked like a snake,” Bielat jokes.

The possible candidate says he will make a decision “in the next few weeks” after consulting with his wife, who gave birth to their second child only two weeks ago. (They had their first child during the 2010 campaign.) “We want either to decide we are in and jump right in, or to decide we’re not and support whoever’s out there.”


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