Tea Parties Considering A Third Party U.S. Senate Candidate

Distressed that their endorsement of Ron Paul for the GOP presidential nomination was not the effective “political statement to the GOP elite”  that they had hoped for, two Monmouth County Tea Party groups are in discussions to support a third party candidate entering the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and presumptive GOP nominee Joe Kyrillos, according to a source familiar with meeting between the Bayshore Tea Party Group and the Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition on Tuesday evening.

The Tea Party groups, who have endorsed Badar Qarmout in the GOP primary against Kyrillios, would have to collect 800 valid petition signatures and file the petition with the New Jersey Secretary of State before 4PM on Tuesday, June 5 in order to get their candidate on the general election ballot.

A woman from the Two Rivers area of Monmouth County is said to be the desired candidate of the Tea Party Groups.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , , , , | 19 Comments »

19 Comments on “Tea Parties Considering A Third Party U.S. Senate Candidate”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 8:17 am on May 31st, 2012:

    So, already having decided to jump off the cliff; they are going to make sure they hit the rocks instead of the water.

    They seem to be “stuck on stupid,” because all an independent candidate will do in N.J. is to insure another term for Menendez.

    Barbara, et al; you have lost ALL sense of credibility because you just don’t understand the make up of the electorate and what would happen with an independent candidate.

    Dang it Barb, it’s about things greater than your principles at the moment. It’s about having a majority in the senate and being able to stop Obama legislation if he is re-elected, it’s about Supreme court judges and so much more.


    Side Note: Art, I thought it was 1000 signatures for a Federal office?

  2. youhavegottobekiddin' said at 8:46 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Are they trying to give us another four years of Spendendez???!!! What are they thinking?… Oh, that’s right, they aren’t…

  3. Tom Stokes said at 9:03 am on May 31st, 2012:

    So they won’t support Bader whoever?

    Some loyalty.

  4. youhavegottobekiddin' said at 9:04 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Correction for above…. six years. Please forgive the mistype, I was so astounded at this post, it frazzeled me…

  5. the tea seems to be unsweetened said at 9:23 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Mr. Stokes, loyalty seems to be an atribute the BTPG is lacking in unless it is for the worst possible candidate. Pretty much everyone who has done major work for that group seems to have been thrown out or left. First there was Dwight and that public airing of dirty laundry. Then Kelly and Russ, who had basically got that group off the ground. Then poor sweet Lois who did more work than practically anyone. Then Mark and Marcie… BTPG has maginalized themselves and seems to have adopted a “gang” mentality. Such a shame, their WAS potential there at one time.

  6. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:31 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Tom Stokes said at 9:03 am on May 31st, 2012: So they won’t support Bader whoever? Some loyalty.

    EXCELLENT POINT Tom. I forgot they endorsed Quarmot. But the reality is that Bader would have to unaffiliate before Tuesday AND submit his petition since he is registered as an R.

    But, instead of incremental changes over time, and taking little bites of the apple which is based on the reality of the make up of the N.J. electorate, the BSTP and it’s ilk want to be selfish whiners and crybabies; trying to have it’s way.

    Remember the story about the kid that stuck his hand in the jar of marbles and tried to take them ALL out at once? He couldn’t.

    Maybe this also sounds like the “Little Engine That COULDN’T.”

    Little Bites Barb, Little Bites. Grab One Or Two Marbles At A Time And You Will Eventually Reach Your Goal. That Means Local Elected Officials That Rise Up To Freeholder & Assembly, Then To Federal Office.

    Along The Way, The Movement Gains Credibility.

  7. Lisa R said at 9:32 am on May 31st, 2012:

    I’m laughing pretty hard! Barbara get’s upset because no one bats an eye when “she” endorses Ron Paul, after endorsing 5 or 6 others before him.

    She endorsed this Bader character for some unknown reason actually trying to tell others he is qualified.

    Now she wonders why no one takes her seriously. Really?

    Please, complete your meltdown and put an unfunded candidate on the ballot that no one knows. Maybe they can run on the same line as that person you were going to run for President a year and a half ago. How did that work out? About as well as your previous endorsements and now this idea.

    Your continued miscalculations and missteps are dooming you. Why not go out and try and elect a freeholder, or town councilman. Get a couple of wins under your belt and then take on something bigger like a legislative seat.

  8. @Lisa R said at 9:40 am on May 31st, 2012:

    “Barbara get’s upset because no one bats an eye when “she” endorses Ron Paul, after endorsing 5 or 6 others before him.”

    I suggest it’s about Barbara trying to stay relevant in a blue state, where as the Tea Parties in other states are having great success because they have measured goals.

  9. Helene said at 10:01 am on May 31st, 2012:

    What a bunch. If Art was to post “the sky is green”, would you all buy it? Get a better source Art, the one you are using isn’t very good.

  10. jeremy said at 10:06 am on May 31st, 2012:

    as if there’s a shred of difference between Kryllos and Menendez…Romney and Obama

    just because you have an R in front of your name doesnt mean you are for smaller government.

    unless you get a true small government little r republican, you will get more of the same, maybe just a little bit slower to the edge of the cliff

    i am more qualified than kryllos and would do a better job representing the State of NJ, not her people as US Senators responsibility if to the State legislature not the people…damn you 17th amendment

  11. Helene said at 10:32 am on May 31st, 2012:

    To unsweetened, you do not know the history of Bayshore. Heck, you don’t even know your own name.

  12. Here Helene Goes Again said at 10:37 am on May 31st, 2012:

    more personal insults

  13. Another loser said at 10:49 am on May 31st, 2012:

    Picked by the BTPG, bwaaaa haaaaa haaa

  14. Vote Kyrillos said at 11:58 am on May 31st, 2012:

    If the Tea Party puts a conservative independent to run in the general election, the Republican/conservative vote is going to SPLIT between the independent and Kyrillos and that means we are going to get stuck with six more years of MENENDEZ the PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT! The Tea Party should get behind Kyrillos’ campaign after he wins the primary that way we can be a UNITED FRONT against Menendez and the Democrats.

  15. Nuts Are Getting Nuttier | Conservative New Jersey said at 1:01 pm on May 31st, 2012:

    […] is a post today at More Monmouth Musings.net:  “Tea Parties Considering Third Party U.S. Senate Candidate“.  It reports that, the Bayshore Tea Party Group and the Monmouth County Tea Party […]

  16. Freespeaker1976 said at 1:33 pm on May 31st, 2012:

    Wow, a real spanking in the “Nuts” article.

    And, to my surprise 🙂 ; it seems that someone thinks I know what I am saying; picking one of my quotes.

    Trying to defeat Scott Garrett Tea Party People?

    You must be smokin’ something.

  17. Susan said at 6:18 pm on May 31st, 2012:

    What kind of show is the BSTP running here? This is actually funny!

  18. Proud Republican said at 6:35 pm on May 31st, 2012:

    I understand that if the Tea Party runs a third candidate, Menendez is planning to rent a bigger hall for his victory party so he can invite them as thanks for all their help.

  19. Susan said at 7:08 pm on May 31st, 2012:

    Hey Lisa R. you’re wrong! Read the post about Ron Paul titled, Bayshore Teaparty Goes Rogue!(May 27th). Many of us batted lots of eye-lashes!