TAUNTON, Mass.—Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Taunton to bolster U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's re-election campaign.
Frank tells the Taunton Daily Gazette that Clinton is scheduled to appear in the city on Sept. 26 for a rally in the high school fieldhouse that will be open to the public.
Frank, running for a 16th term, says he and his fellow Democrat have been friends for some time.
Frank swept to an easy victory in the Democratic primary and faces Republican Sean Bielat (BEE'-ah-lot) in the general election in November.
Bielat, a 35-year-old ex-Marine and businessman from Brookline, says he's "flattered" that Frank is worried enough about the city to invite Clinton. He noted that Taunton voted for Republican Scott Brown over Democrat Martha Coakley in this year's Senate race.
Information from: Taunton Daily Gazette, http://www.tauntongazette.com