Anna Little For Senate?

By Art Gallagher

Anna Little told NJ.com’s The Auditor that she is thinking of challenging U.S. Senator Robert Menendez rather than Congressman Frank Pallone in 2012:

Tea party darling Anna Little has made no secret that she wants to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.) again in 2012. But Little told The Auditor she is thinking about setting her sights even higher by going after Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez next year.

“There are a lot of people pushing me to do it,” said Little, who upset a millionaire Republican in last year’s 6th District congressional primary, but lost the general election to Pallone. “It’s has been suggested I consider a statewide Senate race. I have not ruled that out, but right now I’m just focused on Pallone,” she said.

” A lot of people” include Independence Hall Tea Party President Teri Adams of Cheltenham Pennsylvania, according to The Auditor and and RoseAnn Salanitri of the Sussex County Tea Party, according to Terry Hurlbut at Examiner.com.

It is telling that there are no 6th district Tea Party activists quoted by either The Auditor or Hurlbut.   Those who know Little best in the Tea Party movement don’t consider her a darling.  Disappointment, distraction and destructive is how Little is considered by many local Tea Party leaders and activists now.   What is left of “Anna’s Army” is little more than a platoon.

It doesn’t matter what office Little seeks in 2012.  The only way she gets nominated next year for any office higher than Councilwoman in Highlands is if no one else wants the nomination.   The Monmouth and Union County GOP leadership are not happy with her.  The local Tea Parties say she will have no leg up over any other candidate in 2012 as they will consider all candidates before granting the Tea Party seal of approval.

Posted: March 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Anna Little, Frank Pallone, Robert Menendez | Tags: , , | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Anna Little For Senate?”

  1. Proud Republican said at 11:42 pm on March 6th, 2011:

    The minute that Anna burned us and sold out to the police union with her Highlands Democrat pals is the minute that many GOP/Tea Party people knew she was a phony. Anna, it’s over. Get it over with and go to Wisconsin and cozy up to Hoffa.

  2. Stephen Lucas said at 1:03 am on March 7th, 2011:

    Anna Little wasn’t even a good Freeholder candidate and should have given her seat up for the good of the party. I mean really, giving the cops more money. Who does she think she is?

  3. JerryW45 said at 10:33 am on March 7th, 2011:

    To quote John McCain, when asked by Maria Shriver how he felt after just loosing the 2000 California Presidential Primary,

    “Go Away (Anna), Just Please Go Away.”

    You are now becoming an embarrassment to the party.

  4. Been there & bought the lousy T shirt said at 10:37 am on March 7th, 2011:

    She talks a great game but her campaign was a freaking train wreck. Most of the top people would not work for her again. Go ahead and ask them.
    She could not handle the pressure.
    She stopped talking to most of the people running her campaign by the end of August.

    The alternate universe she is living in must be an awesome place.

  5. Justified Right said at 11:30 am on March 7th, 2011:

    Unlike the haters on MMM, I like Anna Little as a candidate.

    Her only problem in running for any office can be summed up quickly:


  6. JerryW45 said at 12:33 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    Justified, just because we do not like Anna Little’s fickle ways it doesn’t mean we are “haters.” We have come to realize she isn’t ready for “prime time” even though her views may match our views.

    Although lately, who knows what her views are relative to the police issue in the Highlands.

    I and others have come to find out “it’s all about Anna & everything for Anna.” But, is there any return on the investment. Not from what we can see.

    It’s pragmatism. She had her chance and she lost. Time to move on.

  7. anonymous said at 12:44 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    re the aforementioned uppermost need (for $), is the message, “Give me money because I want to go to Congress” a message that warrants continued support? The message of her early days, which inspired so many to assist her, somehow got lost along the way—especially after Nov. 2nd.

  8. Been there & bought the lousy T shirt said at 1:44 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    Gee Tommy then maybe you should work on her campaign.
    I don’t recall you doing anything last election. I will consider your opinion valid after you put in as much time as the people who actually did something.

    BTW, In spite of it all no hate here. based on experience I just don’t think she is a good candidate

  9. Justified Right said at 4:02 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    Be a journalist and work on a campaign? Who do you think I am, Art Gallagher?

    (Just teasing).

  10. Middletown Republican said at 5:38 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    After seeing her implode, her campaign fall apart and election night fiasco, I decided I would not support her in the future. As stated in one of the other comments, she is “not ready for prime time.” I observed early on that she is all about Anna and she creates drama around her. Remember, she has an acting background and loves being on stage. I still donated and gave her a chance, but no more.

  11. JerryW45 said at 6:48 pm on March 7th, 2011:

    The clinchers for me were when she asked for donations with the Christmas cards and then asked for donations to go sing at some Tea Party thing. ENOUGH ALREADY

  12. Frank Cotton said at 7:26 pm on March 9th, 2011:

    The Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition wasn’t the star group but we had many good people helping her. Something smells fishy here and if it came down to Gooch or Little, Little definetly was more aligned with the people. The problem is some people that ran the campaign were too focused on getting attention for themselves and when big advice came from good people regarding reaching the dems, it was ignored. Anna I think was betrayed from the inside and not the other way around. Why don’t some of the tea party people run for office instead of putting wedges between everyone and cozying up to the RINOS?