Answering Critics, Congressional Candidate Bielat Reveals Employer's Name

Congressional candidate Sean Bielat is answering critics who say he's keeping important information from voters. Republican Sean Bielat is running for U.S. Congress in the state's 4th Congressional District, currently represented by Rep. Barney Frank.

After months of hiding the identity of the start-up he heads, Bielat revealed its name to WBUR.

"It's called," Bielat said. "It allows people to get in touch easily with Congress and elected officials. Got involved last summer."

Bielat's refusal to reveal his employer has been an issue since his main rival in the Republican primary, Elizabeth Childs, criticized him for it. Democrats then piled on as well.

Bielat explains that he wanted the website to grow and stay non-partisan before he revealed its name. But in recent days he says he realized he could harm his company more by keeping its name secret.

This program aired on July 19, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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