Republican Primary in NJ-CD 6 between Anna Little and Ernesto Cullari looks likely
Anna Little, the former Monmouth County Freeholder and Mayor Highlands, will not be a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. She has started to gather petition signatures for the 6th congressional district nomination. An announcement is planned for early next week.
Little was the GOP nominee against Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th in 2010.
When asked to confirm Little’s switch from the Senate race to the House race, campaign manager Larry Cirignamo said, “I don’t know.”
Little has been reaching out to county chairs this week, who are overwhelmingly supporting State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the U.S. Senate nomination. She cancelled a scheduled appearance for Republican Senate candidates with the New Jersey Tea Party Caucus.
Should Little decide to seek a rematch against Pallone, she will first have to get past a primary with Asbury Park resident Ernesto Cullari.
Cullari is a songwriter, producer and coach for young acting talent. His clients have performed for Disney and Nickelodeon. He is also an Orthopedic Consultant working in operating rooms installing dynamic splints. Cullari writes the weekly Justified Right column in The triCityNews.
Cullari told MMM that he decided to run for Congress on Wednesday of this week. He will pursue the nomination regardless of Little or anyone else entering the race. He will seek the support of the Monmouth and Middlesex County Republican organizations and compete in the primary.
The Monmouth County GOP is holding its candidate selection committee meeting on Friday morning March 16th. Middlesex County GOP is holding a convention on Saturday March 24th.