Bellew says she’s not the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s candidate

Leigh-Ann BellewRepublican challenger for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District told MoreMonmouthMusings that she is not the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s candidate, as we have been reporting.

“While Bayshore will likely support me, I am not their candidate,” said Bellew, “I have a professional team running this campaign and much of my support will come from outside the tea party.”

Bellew is running against Senator Joe Kyrillos for the GOP nomination in the June 4th primary.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Joe Kyrillos, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , | 24 Comments »

24 Comments on “Bellew says she’s not the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s candidate”

  1. I Can't Wait To See said at 7:51 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    who this “professional team” is and how many last thru an 8 week campaign. Bellew is known for being a person that is very difficult to deal with.

    Name names Leigh Ann and lets see how professional they are.

  2. Helene said at 8:00 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    Oh look, the nameless troll wants names, lol.

  3. Confused said at 8:17 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    But I thought BSTP doesn’t have its own candidates and they’re still debating who to support….

  4. @Confused said at 8:33 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    You know, this Bellew on her own thing is actually an admittance that the Bayshore Tea Party Group has NO capability of winning elections on their own.

    So, that’s a good thing for Bellew.

    And listen Parrot Helene, your just a one line show. You have no answers, no facts, no “gravitas” All you do is attack someone without a name when you should be dealing with the charges that are real, no matter who I am. That’s the real “chicken hawk” dilemna you are in.


    Silence Dogood II

  5. Slamming Sammy said at 9:57 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    Now even the BSTP Group candidates are distancing themselves from the BSTP Group.

    You can not make this stuff up.

  6. So Babs... said at 10:04 am on April 2nd, 2013:

    So then Babs doesn’t have, and never had, the full slate that she claimed to have? What a liar. Just go away, Babs, and take all 4 of your “members” with you.


  7. @So Babs said at 10:30 am on April 2nd, 2013:


    These things I truly did not know and are devastating to the BSTPG’s image. They truly are a “Faux” conservative group, willing to endorse anyone just to get attention for narcissistic Babs. No wonder Bellew distanced herself from them, NOT that it will make much difference for Bellew’s campaign.

    Parrot Helene, Babs & Frank Gordon, HOW DARE you fight under the Tea Party label with a candidate like Quarmont. What phonies.

    I just hope, for the long term benefit of the Tea Party image, that this campaign will be the BSTPG’s last gasp and that the loss will drive a stake thru their heart.


    Silence Dogood Redux

  8. Time will tell..... said at 2:28 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    There is certainly alot of fear being generated on these blogs over a BSTP challenge to the same old regular boring traditional candidates put forth by the party. What else would explain Bennet’s adjective of “ludicrous?”

    Monmouth County is a “red” county among a sea of “blue” counties in New Jersey–I really don’t think there is going to be a sudden shift to Dems anytime soon.

    so stop the worrying; stop the name calling and let the process go forward as it is intended to be.

    Some of these people with their name calling and attacks on Helene and Barbara–and for that matter, anyone who disagrees with them has got to stop!

  9. @Time Will Tell said at 3:04 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    You surely jest don’t you?

    You simply do not understand the nature of the Democrat attack machine which will call these candidates extremist and make them unpalatable to moderate Republicans & MODERATE Democrats who might vote Republican but will then stay home.

    MORE OVER, Monmouth County is NO LONGER the Red county you think of it. Plenty of Democrats are moving into the county from North Jersey.

    Hence the loss of Keyport and I believe the Highlands to the Democrats. Gee, aren’t those towns in the legislative district the TP is challenging in? Fool hardy and ludicrous is right.
    The Tea Party wannabe candidates just don’t have the money or the experience to cut through that bull. They are not prepared. Leigh Ann was laughed off by Pallone.

    These wannabe candidates are NOT prepared, nor would they have the time to prepare. THAT’S why it’s important to groom candidates and move them up from the municipal level. But the vaunted BSTPG wants to start at the top with low level walk ins.

    MUCH like Conservatives stayed home in 2012 because they knew Romney was not a conservative. Actually 4 million REPUBLICAN voters stayed home last year, giving the election to Obummer.

    Babs & Parrot just don’t see that. They dug their own grave, especially with the Quarmont campaign, putting a really lousy candidate up, one with a liberal record.

    They deserve what they get. So, until they understand demographics and find quality candidates and start challenging DEMOCRATS more than THEY attack Republicans, I have no sympathy for them.

    Silence Dogood, Redux

  10. Justified Right said at 3:24 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    This is my problem with a Tea Party “Party.”

    It’s not supposed to be.

    Tea Party is a philosophy – a movement that can attract people from the 2 dominant parties and independents.

    If it becomes another “party” I’m out.

    Trust me – I was “Tea Party” before the rest of America boiled the water.

  11. @Time will Tell said at 4:19 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    Again I reiterate: no need for hysterics, paranoia, and name calling.

    There is no doubt in my mind the regularly endorsed Republican candidates will win handily on the line with CC on top. I really hate to see certain candidates like Kyrillos and Beck benefit from this line positioning, since I see them as two candidates that are out of touch with Republican principles, hence the term RINO.

    But, thats just my two cents. I do appreciate the courage, strength and fortitude that Barbara, Frank and Helene have, knowing the predictable reactions of a few–as evidenced in the vicious attacks on this blog.

    I am supporting the slate of candidates the BSTP has put forth (ok, attack me now).

    It’s time for new and energetic blood. The same old needs to be shown the door.

    Kyrillos indeed knows about “the file” on his long-time buddy Oxley, but failed or refused to have Oxley consent to sign a waiver to permit the FBI to release it to the Senate Judiciary Committee for further vetting. These are the rules and regulations of exemption #6 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Kyrillos knows that, as do all the members–Democrat and Republican, on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    I am sick and tired of politics operating with the “wink and nod” principle which ultimately comes at a cost,without raising taxes.

    You don’t think the debacle at the Sheriff’s Department isn’t costing the taxpayers’ money? You don’t think the depleted monies in the various government pension systems need to be augmented by the taxpayers in the future? If you think not, you are terribly naive.

    Again, I am supporting those candidates that are challenging the traditional Republican organization candidates. And if this is indicative of other disgruntled Republicans: Watch out!

    Hey just look at the recent elections between Bennet and O’Hanlon. If that was not indicative of some internal strife–I don’t know what is.

  12. @@Time Will Tell. said at 5:19 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    “I do appreciate the courage, strength and fortitude that Barbara, Frank and Helene have, knowing the predictable reactions of a few–as evidenced in the vicious attacks on this blog.”

    IT TAKES COURAGE…to know when to say when.

    ” I really hate to see certain candidates like Kyrillos and Beck benefit from this line positioning, since I see them as two candidates that are out of touch with Republican principles, hence the term RINO.”

    WELL THEN “TIME,” …these candidates should have put their name in at the convention and made their case to the county committee people via door knocking and mail why they should be the nominee…

    THEN they would have had the top of the line if enough people believed in their case.

    BUT, they chickened out. If they can’t make the case to a county committee system of maybe 700 people, HOW THE FRACK can they win a campaign where thousands will vote?

    LEARN FIRST, then prognosticate


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  13. @@@Time will Tell said at 5:44 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    Let all Monmouth County Republicans vote–not just a mere 700; many of whom are given jobs and committees by the powers to be. Who do you think there going to vote for?? Answer: who they are told to vote for. They have stakes in the outcomes of certain results.

    For the first time in many years, I am truly excited. Conversely for the first time in many years–certain people are running scared.

    Which one are you? LOL!!!

  14. @@@@@ Time Will Tell said at 6:00 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    Many given jobs? What a farsical comment.

    I wouldn’t believe that 10% of the County Committee have such “jobs.” I know of NO one in our town with such jobs.

    I have NEVER been told to vote for anyone, nor have any of our county committee in town.

    As a matter of fact, county committee votes are often fractured or divided, just look at Bennett’s election by 3 votes.

    You know the election the BSTPG helped engineer, but are not sticking John in the back?

    So, again; you folks do NOT know WTF you are talking about. You pull things out of your arse or make them up.

    You do this in order to support failed justifications.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  15. Astroboy said at 8:01 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    Leigh-Ann Bellew and BSTPG need to coordinate their strategy and tactics with the only Tea Party Approved and Constitutionally Certified candidate for Governor, Seth Grossman. In unity there is strength, and with a unified Tea Party ticket led by Seth Grossman we can defeat the RINOs, beat the Democrats, and restore liberty and prosperity to New Jersey.

  16. All Monmouth County Republicans who care said at 8:55 pm on April 2nd, 2013:

    will vote: it’s called Primary Election Day, June 4.. as for jobs, there are only some 2700 county employees, out of some 650,000 residents, 700 of whom happen to have gotten on their town’s GOP county committee. Are you nuts? More than 1500 of the employees are likely union members. Some don’t even live in this county, and have been employed for decades, the party process has little to do with them and their lives: they are voters of all parties: so, what the heck are you talking about? – the over-generalizations often made in the blog just have NO basis in fact!

  17. Barry said at 6:59 am on April 3rd, 2013:

    I think I will be sorry for asking this but.. what exactly does Constitutionally certified mean? Certifiied by who, by what authority or expertise? Is it the US Constitutution or some other document? I never hear anyone from the Tea Party write about the clause in Article VI that there be no religious test for office. They seem fixated on 2 amendments without even knowing there is a basic document underpinning those amendments.


  18. Bellew A Phoney said at 7:12 am on April 3rd, 2013:

    Bellew SAID she is not a Tea Party candidate, but she sure did let her name become co-opted by the BSTPG



    In the recent months, we have been approached by several citizens who have decided to step up to serve our state in an official way.

    Yesterday evening, these citizens, some of who you know, announced their candidacy as “Republicans For Conservative Leadership”.

    The Candidates and seat they are running for are as follows:

    Leigh Ann Bellew – State Senate

    Thank you,
    Barb, Bob and Frank Cottone of MCTPC


    BTW, What is the MCTPC?


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  19. Rob Eichmann said at 9:56 am on April 3rd, 2013:

    The Bayshore Tea party gave Monmouth County their new chairman. Bellew has issues starting with her bankruptcy. Bayshore’s support for her and her own financial mess are reason to run away quickly from her. http://cnjpolitics.com/?p=239

  20. So, Bellew said at 5:55 pm on April 3rd, 2013:

    may have been in bankruptcy and wants to tell us she is a fiscal conservative…

    Says she isn’t a Tea Party candidate, yet the BSTPG clearly had her on their list of candidates.

    Who can we trust?

  21. Kyrillos' Voting Record not Good said at 7:40 pm on April 3rd, 2013:

    Kyrillos voted to restrict gun sales to law-abiding people–not good for LAW ABIDING people!

    Kyrillos’ constituents who commute to NY are getting raped by built-in Port Authority toll increases year after year. He REFUSED to overide the Governor’s veto of making the Port Authority more transparent and accountable to the people they serve: Poor commuters, like me, who are held hostage to ever-increasing toll (tax) hikes. This is not good Mr. Kyrillos. You need to be taken out of office.

    Cling to office with your fingernails–but you need to be taken out of office!!

  22. Tea Party or Not? Candidate Can’t Make Up Her Mind | CNJpolitics.com said at 7:03 pm on April 4th, 2013:

    […] Bellew says she’s not the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s candidate […]

  23. TJ said at 12:59 pm on April 5th, 2013:

    Here is an alternative explanation.

    From the above line, I found this particularly disturbing!

    “When she ran for Congress in 2006, Leigh-Ann Bellew was endorsed by former Governor Christie Whitman’s liberal Republican “It’s My Party Too” PAC. It was reported by the Star-Ledger (Auditor on August 20, 2006):

    Former Gov. Christie Whitman last week announced campaign endorsements by her moderate GOP political action committee – and most New Jersey Republican congressional candidates didn’t make the cut.

    Whitman’s “It’s My Party Too” vowed campaign support, contributions and volunteers to… Leigh-Ann Bellew, who is running against U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone , the Democrat incumbent. Eight others running for local office were supported.

    The former governor’s campaign for moderation did not endorse eight other Republicans running for the House this fall, including four incumbents: Frank LoBiondo , H. James Sax ton , Chris Smith and E. Scott Garrett .

    So Leigh-Ann Bellew was liberal enough to be endorsed by Whitman’s Liberal PAC but Republicans Frank LoBiondo, Jim Saxton, Chris Smith, and Scott Garrett were not. Good for them, bad for Bellew, and not too reassuring if you are a conservative in Monmouth County.

    Maybe that is what Bellew meant when she told Art Gallagher that “much of my support will come from outside the tea party.” Maybe she meant liberals”


  24. Disturbing said at 1:15 pm on April 5th, 2013:


    “Bellew said she chose not to seek the party’s endorsement because the petition process would have required her to get sitting Republican county committee members to sign her letter of intent.


    Oh, that’s right; it’s easier to gather 100 signatures than the support of some 400 party workers.