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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: Badar Qarmout, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Bob Menendez, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition | 19 Comments »
Asbury Park, NJ – When Jersey Shore Tea Party president, Mark Falzon, invited conservative Republican congressional candidate Ernesto Cullari to speak to his organization on Wednesday, May 23, Falzon said the event would be a “meeting with his members”.
Now Anna Little, Cullari’s opponent in the June 5th primary, and the Bayshore Tea Party Group, which is supporting Little, have created a Facebook invite that hypes the event a little differently: “Debate! Anna Little vs. Ernesto Cullari!”
“I’m happy to go anywhere to meet people, but this is the wrong venue for a debate,” said Cullari, who is seeking the nomination in New Jersey’s 6th congressional district, now held by liberal Democrat Frank Pallone. “Mark Falzon is one of Bayshore founder Barbara Gonzalez’ closest allies. I look forward to a debate, but on neutral territory.”
“We have a lot of questions we want to put to Anna Little,” said Cullari manager Kelly Hart, “Like why Little is running on the Bayshore ticket with Bader Qarmout.” Little, an immigration attorney, is on the Bayshore Tea Party Group “ticket” with U.S. Senate candidate Bader Qarmout. Qarmout is the author of a controversial amnesty plan for illegal immigrants. For a nominal fee of $19.25 a week, Qarmout’s plan would allow an illegal immigrant to remain in the United States, work here, open a bank account, and obtain a driver’s license.
“The Qarmout-Little team would let illegals stay in the United States for $2.75 a day – less than the price of a Big Mac,” said Hart. “It is the most liberal amnesty plan being pushed by a Republican candidate anywhere in America.”
Hart noted that conservative columnist and Ron Paul enthusiast Paul Mulshine published a column today that links to a story on this: http://conservativenewjersey.com/tpath-joins-effeort-to-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegals
Hart said: “Let’s have a debate, but let’s have one on the level, with a neutral moderator and a neutral venue.”
Posted: May 22nd, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, Anna Little, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Ernesto Cullari, Press Release | Tags: Badar Qarmout, Barbara Gonzalez, Ernesto Cullari, Frank Pallone, Jersey Shore Tea Party, Kelly Ann Hart, Mark Falzon, Paul Mulshine, Press Release, Qarmout-Little team | 37 Comments »