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.