Little dominates Middlesex GOP screening

With the strong support of the County Chairman, Senator Sam Thompson, Anna Little scored a 27-3 victory over newcomer Ernesto Cullari  last night with the Middlesex County GOP screening committee .

According to the Middlesex GOP rules, Little will be the recommended candidate at the March 24th convention, by virture of a screening victory of over 2/3.

Charles Measley, Cullari’s campaign coordinator, said that Thompson implored the screening committee members to vote for Little.  Thompson is concerned that Little will go back to challenging State Senator Joe Kyrillos in the U.S. Senate race if she does not get the party endorsement for Congress, according to Measley’s account of a conversation he had with the chairman.

The GOP endorsement process moves to Monmouth County tomorrow when the nominating committee will award the party line on the ballot for the June primary.  The committee is comprised of all municipal chairs, current and former elected officials on the county and state levels, and former county chairs.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races | Tags: , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “Little dominates Middlesex GOP screening”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 7:23 am on March 15th, 2012:

    This is the same “Establishment” “Imploring” (read – thumb held down hard) on people to support Romney a very flawed candidate. Anna Little is just as flawed in her ability to beat Frank Pallone.

    I am going to share a story with you. Can NOT reveal the source at the moment.

    I ran into a person I know from a few years back. He is a paid operative of the State GOP.

    I quote, ” I don’t believe Romney can beat Obama. This is all about putting a candidate at the head of the ticket that won’t LOSE us votes so that we can protect Republican candidates from losing down the line.”


    With “friends like this, who need’s enemies?”

    Sooner or later, the sheeple will learn that the establishment will lead them over the cliff every time.

    What happened the last time the establishment picked our candidate?

    WE LOST!

  2. jeremy said at 7:31 am on March 15th, 2012:

    @Freespeaker – Little is a party hack as is christie…the party will go the way of the Whigs if they dont listen to the people. the people do not want status quo RINO nor do they want theocrats, nor do they want someone who will colonize the moon

  3. TheDigger said at 7:37 am on March 15th, 2012:

    History lesson anyone?

    1964 – Barry Goldwater beat the GOP establishment and we went down with our flags flying … all the way down the line!

    It took us 16 years to recover, with Ronald Reagan in 1980.

  4. Good Grief said at 7:52 am on March 15th, 2012:

    Digger, really? Goldwater didn’t lose the 1964 election, Lee Harvey Oswald did. There was NO candidate who was going to beat LBJ following Kennedy’s assassination.

    As for the MCRO, I thought the organization was bad under Joe Leo… Jeezaloo, time for fresh blood! Enough with the senior citizens running that organization!

  5. ArtGallagher said at 8:04 am on March 15th, 2012:

    Come on Digger, you know better than that.

    Goldwater defeated Nelson Rockefeller, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Scranton for the GOP nomination in 1964.

    President Lyndon Johnson beat Goldwater in a landslide.

    Johnson governed like Obama is governing. (A year ago Obama was compared mostly to Carter, Johnson is a better comparision).

    Johnson withdrew from the 1968 presidential race on March 31 when it was clear he would not be renominated.

    Republican Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968 and reelected in 1972 by a larger landslide than Goldwater lost to Johnson.

    Nixon resigned in disgrace in 1974.

    After a brusing Republican primary between Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter narrowly defeated Ford.

    Reagan, still an outsider, beat establishment candidate George H.W. Bush for the 1980 GOP nomination. Reagan narrowly defeated Carter in 1980 before being reelected in a landslide in 1984.

    There was no 16 year drought after Goldwater. Nixon, the establishment candidate in 1968, did more to harm the country and the party than Goldwater did.

    Outsider Reagan saved the country and the party.

  6. Charles M said at 8:20 am on March 15th, 2012:

    We respect the process of Middlesex County in their selection of a candidate, however we will continue to the June primary. Like others we believe Ernesto Cullari is a much better candidate over Anna who has been an embarrassment to this party. 

    On a different note the fear of Anna switching back to the Senate race is a false one. She has fewer than 500 signatures, that took her over a month to collect and 1000 are needed to even be placed on the ballot by 4/2/12

  7. So Jeremy said at 8:52 am on March 15th, 2012:

    You just wiped out all three candidates.

    Pop Question, who do you vote for then this primary?

  8. Barbara said at 11:11 am on March 15th, 2012:

    To comment on the “Romney” part of these posts, it is quite evident that Romney has proven his mediocrity by not being able to close the deal. The Conservatives are SCREAMING for a not-Romney candidate. IF Romney winds up becoming the nominee, and IF he wins the election, he better keep his promises…he better repeal ObamaCare, or he will destroy what is left of the Republican party. Conservatives are tired of holding their noses when they vote.

  9. ex-oompa loompa said at 11:36 am on March 15th, 2012:

    I am very disappointed in the Middlesex County Screening Committee, especially Chairman Thompson. To make a back room deal, getting a candidate out of the Senate race, that she can’t run in anyway due to a lack of signatures is just silly. Why would the Chairman tell the Screening Committee to vote for a candidate that has been running for two offices for two years that when looking at her FEC reports has raised zero dollars. Anna has no support. This is yet another abject failure of the MCRO Chair, it is time for Sam to step down.

  10. brian said at 11:48 am on March 15th, 2012:

    Sam Thompson and the Middlesex—and soon Monmouth GOP—keeping the Stupid in the Stupid Party alive.
    Anna couldn’t win the street she lives on and she is the standardbearer??? What’s the object–helping Cupcake increase his victory margin??? Putting Anna out of her misery AT OUR EXPENSE by giving Cupcake another term???
    This is why their requests for $ goes right into the circular file—i don’t reward stupidity.

  11. Now that's Funny said at 1:31 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    brian.. I like how you stated “Anna couldn’t win the street she lives on”, that is true. Maybe they are tired of her practicing God Bless America in her basement.

    Her only starring role will be in a remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as an oompa loompa fill-in, not on the political stage.

  12. Justified Right said at 1:33 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    Wasn’t it Sam Thompson who screwed Mike Halfacre?

    Why does anyone care what that 2,000 year old man thinks?

    Someone needs to challenge that guy into retirement.

  13. TR said at 1:43 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    This is really funny the establishment does not back her when she had as good a chance as anybody to beat Pallone because of strong grass roots support. Now when she has lost most of that grass root support and has zero chance the establishment backs her. I swear there is nothing in the world funnier then politics.

    Is anybody who worked for her two years ago supporting her now other then Larry “the homeless lawyer” “Rasputin” Cirgnano

    I have not seen any of the (former) inner circle jumping on board the train this time. WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU PEOPLE?

  14. Bob English said at 6:42 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    They should have taken my free advice and not endorsed either candidate, instead just stating that the committee would 100% support whomever won the primary. Instead they turned the process into a massive train wreck and come off looking as if they were blackmailed into endorsing Mrs. Little out of fear she would run against Mr. Kyrillos.

    It’s hard to make this kind of stuff up!!!