"The nervousness plaguing Democrats nationwide has touched even Frank," writes Byron York in his latest Washington Examiner column, "GOP unknown in striking range?" We've been blogging and plugging that "GOP unknown," Sean Bielat, ever since we stumbled upon his "Retire Barney" campaign at the Boston Tea Party last April, and Glenn Reynolds — who also links York's piece this evening — has been following the story at least since mid-August. Now Drudge has picked up the scent! Given Sean's opponent's ability to "raise virtually all the money he wants … national support is key" notes York:
But Frank is also one of those liberal Democrats who conservative Republicans love to hate. If GOP donors across the country think there's a chance to beat him, they'll start giving. So far, support has been steady but not overwhelming. Bielat has raised about $600,000; Frank has pulled in many times that.
Update: Byron York's column trending on Memeorandum.
Update II: Michelle Malkin "Buzzworthy" link!