BOSTON (AP) – The fundraising race between Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and his Republican challenger Sean Bielat is tightening.

The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that as of Oct. 13, the Democratic incumbent had about $650,000 left in his campaign account compared with about $463,000 in Bielat’s coffers.

On Wednesday, Frank announced he is dumping $200,000 of his own money into the campaign.

Frank said he made the decision in anticipation of what he says will be a flood of last-minute advertising by outside groups angry at his role in helping pass a massive overhaul of financial regulations.

Frank has already raised more than $3 million during the campaign compared with a total of nearly $1.3 million for Bielat.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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