The Bayshore Tea Party Group announced the following endorsements this afternoon:
GOP CD-6 primary: Anna Little
GOP CD-7 primary: David Larsen
GOP U.S. Senate primary: Bader Qarmout
The announcement stated simply, “We are proud to announce our support of the above candidates and look forward to working with them in their efforts to represent us.”
Little, the former mayor of Highlands, a former Monmouth County Freeholder and the 2010 GOP nominee in CD-6, is facing off with Asbury Park businessman and triCityNews columnist Ernesto Cullari for the nomination to take on Congressman Frank Pallone in the sixth district which is comprised of coastal northern Monmouth County and much of Middlesex County. Little received the Republican part endorsement from the Middlesex GOP. Cullari received the Monmouth GOP endorsement.
Larsen is taking a second primary run at incumbent GOP Congressman Leonard Lance in the 7th district which includes all of Hunterdon County, parts of Morris, Somerset, Warren and Union Counties and Millburn Township in Essex County. Lance received the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on May 2.
Qarmout is running against State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the nomination to unseat U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.