Little Raises No Money. Has Less Than $2000 Cash On Hand

Campaign Treasurer Claims 2011 Donations and Expenses Are Not Included–Disclosure Not Required

By Art Gallagher

The fledgling campaign of Anna Little to unseat Congressman Frank Pallone raised no money in the first quarter of this year, spent $5,600 of campaign funds left over from last year and has $1966.00 cash on hand, according to Little’s FEC Form 3, Record of Receipts And Disbursements, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The campaign owes its manager, Larry Cirignano, $2,123 and Little $700.00.

The $5,600 spent was for fundraising, accounting, rent and phone bills, according to the report.

Little’s $1000 sponsorship of the Bayshore Tea Party’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring guest speaker James O’Keefe was not reported.  The sponsorship check was drawn on the account of Anna C. Little for Congress Inc. and dated March 11, 2011.  Bayshore Tea Party founder Barbara Gonzalez verified that the check cleared.

Also not reported, either in this week’s filing nor in Little’s final 2010 report, was any expenditure for the campaign’s election night gathering at the Shore Casino.

Asked about the missing expenditures, Cirignano told MoreMonmouthMusings, “I don’t know anything about it.”

In an email to previous donors during the last week of March, Cirignano asked supporters to donate as much as they could by March 31 in order that Little’s report would have an impressive showing in the amount of individual donors, if not in the amount of money raised.

Little for Congress Treasurer Jane Frotton said that this week’s report applies to the 2010 campaign only. “Anna has not formally announced or filed that she is running in 2012,” said Frotten, “our expert in Washington said we don’t have to disclose 2011-2012 receipts or expenditures because we haven’t filed and because we have not raised enough money.”  Frotten said the Bayshore Tea Party sponsorship was a 2011-2012 expenditure that is not required to be disclosed yet.

Frotton said the Shore Casino bill was “paid by somebody else. There is a $250 balance due that I haven’t paid yet.”  When asked if the Shore Casino bill was reported as an inkind contribution or if the $250 balance due was reported as a debt, Frotton said “no.”

Posted: April 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Anna Little, FEC | Tags: , | 27 Comments »

27 Comments on “Little Raises No Money. Has Less Than $2000 Cash On Hand”

  1. Francis Marion said at 1:13 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    Buh Bye Anna.

    Hellooooo Diane.

  2. anonymous said at 2:12 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    The Little train that Couldn’t

  3. CommonSense said at 6:00 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    BAHAHAHAHA! This makes listening and seeing her everywhere all worth it now after reading this article! Thank you Art! You really put a smile on this little gals face 🙂

  4. Really? said at 7:59 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    Lovely Jane should double check her rules. I think the filing is required when you either raise a certain amount of money or declare as a candidate, and not just exploring.

    Either way, there are definitely reporting requirements that need to be met. But, Anna is “called” so why should she care.

    BTW, this has been posted for a dew hours now, where are the Anna apologists? Dwindling down to a lonely few, apparantly.

  5. YesReally! said at 10:30 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    So Art, are you Gooch’s treasurer yet?

  6. YesReally! said at 10:41 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    How much did Diane Gooch pay for this article? Did you have to listen to that hideous low-class New Yawk accent to get paid or did she just mail you a check?

    Diane Gooch for Sewer Commissioner!
    Art Gallagher, Treasurer!

  7. YesReally! said at 10:46 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    Maybe Art Gallagher, Diane Gooch and Dan Jacobson are throwing a party in a room at the Fairbanks Motel? Is Frank Pallone stopping by with the snow?

  8. Name (required) said at 11:04 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    Mind-numbing. A slow motion trainwreck.

  9. Cut Mea Break said at 11:28 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    This obsession with Anna Little is really getting out of control. She should get a restraining order on Mr. Gallagher. Obviously this is all jealousy at Mr. Gallagher never being able to get elected himself. He can only in his dreams be a candidate for congress, or for that fact, anything else!!!

  10. Anna For Queen said at 1:02 am on April 15th, 2011:

    The little trainwreck saga has become so inexplicable, so bizarre,  …hey, can it be that a reality TV series is in the offing?!?  Has the deal already been struck??? 
    I suppose there could be issues with Snookie, of course.  After all, Snookie IS the Queen of Jersey shore reality.  However, I have confidence in the Little campaign.  She could really give Snookie a run for her money.  It needs to happen, and I vote Anna for Queen.        

  11. OK, said at 2:41 am on April 15th, 2011:

    we all get it: Anna beat the millionnaire, people still aren’t over that.. Anna lost, people haven’t stopped gloating over that.. Art and Anna are no longer friends, that’s too bad, but, can we please move on, now?.. enough is enough!..the woman still has a right to be and do what she chooses.. if her support is gone, she will learn that soon enough, won’t she?.. and, if you are all “Republicans”, shame on you for the constant, never-ending vitriol being spewed upon other Republicans you don’t like!.. it serves no purpose other than to hurt people and the party..go help another republican you do like get elected, register some new voters, do something positive!.. the country is dying by the day, and we need to focus on doing what we can, to stop that!!

  12. ArtGallagher said at 6:34 am on April 15th, 2011:

    I think we have some visitors from the Highlands Republican Club here.

    Should I throw them out?

  13. Growupart said at 5:53 pm on April 15th, 2011:

    Art, grow up. Pick on someone your own size. We’re tired of hearing you trash Anna, Diane Gooch doesn’t stand a chance in hell at unseating Pallone. What is your goal?

  14. Anonymous said at 8:54 pm on April 15th, 2011:

    Wow.  It would appear that there are some very ugly comments being posted in Ms. Little’s behalf, by her supporters.   

    A word to the wise; that does NOT make her look good.

  15. CommonSense said at 11:52 pm on April 15th, 2011:

    @growupart- And you think Anna Little has a chance in hell to unseat Frank Pallone? If she couldn’t do it in 2010, there is no way in hell she is doing it in 2012; idc how the districts are redistricted. Pallone is not loosing with Obama on the top of the ticket. But Anna Little needs to just go away already. She’s a has been and never will unseat Pallone! I hope she does run again…it will show her incompetence and how she will be a double looser; and the 2nd time around she will loose by a bigger margin then 10%

  16. TR said at 2:54 pm on April 16th, 2011:

    Are you one of those people who when they have a pimple can not resist squeezing it until it pops?

  17. If it's.. said at 5:50 pm on April 16th, 2011:

    a lot of angry Highlands people, Art, fine, but all the more reason for them, and you, actually, to get over being mad at Anna, and focus your efforts right now, on trying to unify your local troops and start trying to elect Republicans there in your own town this year, which is no easy task!.. we do not even know what the heck the new Congressional districts will look like, and 2012 is going to be a nightmare, anyway, with NoBama raising a billion to stay in DC ruining the country, and will help any and all D’s on the ticket, wherever the lines fall.. so, not only will it be nearly impossible for Anna or Diane,( who knows which one will be the “carpetbagger” next time), it’ll be insane for any poor slob who tries, yet again!

  18. Lol! said at 6:57 pm on April 16th, 2011:

    @If it’s…  Lol! Are you joking?  What an odd bit of oversimplified misdirection. Do you really buy your own propaganda?

    As a voter, I want to know if my potential representatives can actually lead.  I could care less who’s mad at who.  Little’s actions speak volumes.

  19. Reality Check said at 9:04 pm on April 16th, 2011:

    Since when does being a “good Republican” mean we’re not allowed to exercise critical thinking skills?

    I gotta say, I agree with the “Lol!” post. Some of the commentors here seem to think Anna’s being picked on. I fail to see how a blogger reporting the facts about Little’s political campaign equals “picking on her”. That’s ridiculous. She’s a politician, for crying out loud.

    I want to know if a potential candidate is a capable leader before I declare my support, and that means knowing how she runs her campaign, etc.

    As for this “who’s mad at who” nonsense, that’s a no-brainer. It’s her responsibility to clean up any messes she’s made with the public, not the responsibility of the public. She’s the one asking for their support, remember?

  20. TruthBeTold said at 9:18 pm on April 16th, 2011:

    The treasurer’s answer to questions about the need not to disclose certain items because “she has not officially announced” seem out of line with the conduct of the campaign committee in light of the fact that fund raising emails and snail mail letters are being sent to mass distribution lists asking for donations targeting Pallone with “Anna Little for Congress 2012” boldly stated in the fund raising communications and on her web site. Something just doesn’t seem right here as these actions are beyond the “testing the waters” threshold.

  21. Whatever, said at 10:13 am on April 17th, 2011:

    have it your way, folks-keep beating the same old dead horses to your heart’s content..will never understand the continual,”beat-up” mentality of today, especially among Republicans, period..you sound like th APP and the rest of the lib media.. always with the regurgitated sarcasm,hate-speech, grudge-speech, personal attacks, and childish name-calling, because of real or perceived slights!.. keep it up, fine- but it’s very old.. if you don’t know about the woman’s views/personality/campaign style by now, you never will, you just want additional fuel for your ever-burning fires!..so, go ahead,have at it, while the Dems focus on getting their really second and third-tier candidates elected in this lousy, low turnout year!..

  22. Wake Up said at 12:01 pm on April 17th, 2011:

    Now that all that rhetoric is out of the way, can we get back to the facts?  Those silly little facts can be so pesky. 

  23. Anonymous said at 7:02 pm on April 17th, 2011:

    The facts are that this is yet another embarrassing gaffe that Team Little would rather no one knew about.  Unfortunately, this is politics not playschool.  Had it not come out here, it most certainly would’ve shown up elsewhere.  Little’s own poor judgement & lack of management skill has damaged her credibility beyond repair.  She simply isn’t up to the task of higher office & has not been a viable candidate for some time.  It’s really quite sad that some refuse to come to terms with that and instead play all sorts of wild attack games based in verbal meandering. I suspect there are many agendas playing out in that camp.

  24. Justified Right said at 10:27 pm on April 17th, 2011:

    I’m no Highlands Republican. I don’t even know any (but they were right to exclude Art – he can’t be a club member one day and a reporter another day without alerting people that he changed hats).

    I do think Art is being a bully. Why? Nothing in this piece about what Pallone raised and spent.

    Frequency of bashing Anna is a dead giveaway too.

    Hay I don’t have a dog in the fight, but as MMM’s dutiful Southern Monmouth Reporter, I’m just trying to inject a little objectivity here.

  25. The Save Jersey Blog » Blog Archive » Gooch Goes to War with Weiner? said at 6:52 pm on June 9th, 2011:

    […] Undoubtedly, she is making this investment to harvest email addresses for a possible second shot at the GOP nod and a right to challenge Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ-6). Past mistakes notwithstanding, Gooch’s chances may be improving as Anna Little’s seem to fade. […]

  26. Gooch Goes to War with Weiner? | soccer uniform said at 2:38 am on June 11th, 2011:

    […] Undoubtedly, she is making this investment to harvest email addresses for a possible second shot at the GOP nod and a right to challenge Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ-6). Past mistakes notwithstanding, Gooch’s chances may be improving as Anna Little’s seem to fade. […]

  27. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Pallone Wins Lottery, Loses Moran and Influence On The Redistricting Commission said at 4:44 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    […]  The Wall Street Journal says that Pallone pocketed just under $25K after splitting the prize with his father and brother.  Little raised no money and spent $5K on her campaign according to her most recent FEC reports. […]