Barney Frank Loans Own Campaign $200,000

12/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Barney Frank, an influential lawmaker now in the fight of his political life against a Republican challenger, has loaned his own campaign for reelection $200,000.

Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, raised more than $316,644 last quarter and has more than $1 million on hand for the stretch run in his campaign against Republican Sean Bielat, Politico reported Wednesday. Bidding for his 16th term in a heavily Democratic district, Frank even brought in former President Clinton to campaign for him earlier this fall.

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