Congressman Barney Frank's longtime
partner, Jim Ready, has been caught on camera heckling Frank's rival
Ready heckled the GOP candidate
following a debate in Brighton. In the confrontation, which was
caught on video by the Boston Herald, Ready calls Bielat
“dude,” tells him he needs to “get used to” having his
picture taken as he snaps the candidate's photo, and mocks his jokes.
“You just tried two jokes and they
weren't even funny,” Ready says as Bielat is speaking to reporters.
“You're really standing here and
heckling me? Is that really what you're doing?” Bielat asks.
“You started talking to me first,”
Bielat, 35, turns to the reporters and
asks, “You guys believe this?”
“I don't think he meant any harm
whatsoever,” Frank spokesman Harry Gural told the Boston Herald.
“I'm not sure where it kind of went off track.”
This is Bielat's first run at elected
office, but the Marine and business consultant appears to be closing
in on the Democratic incumbent. One poll shows Frank leading by only