Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Friday hinted at who's to blame if Democrats lose next week's Massachusetts Senate special election. With polls showing the race tightening, Frank told reporters Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) should have campaigned harder for the seat.

He also predicted healthcare reform would be dead if state Sen. Scott Brown (R) wins. "If Scott Brown wins, it'll kill the health bill," he said. Democrats have used that line of attack against Brown already in this campaign. A DSCC TV ad released earlier this week said Brown “wants to be the deciding vote to kill Ted Kennedy’s legislation.”

Frank has been relatively active in the Senate race, sending an email to supporters earlier this week soliciting funds on behalf of Coakley. 

Frank said in the email: "I fervently wish that we had not seen the de facto amendment to the U.S. Constitution that requires sixty votes to  pass any legislation in the Senate. But I also wish that I could eat more and not gain weight." 

He added, "I've learned not to act on my wishes when there is no short-term chance of their being accomplished."