Little Backing Off Senate Bid

The Star Ledger’s Auditor reports that former Highlands Mayor and former Freeholder Anna Little is backing off her bid to challenge State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate next year.  Her eyes may be back on Congress.

For now, a tea party favorite, Anna Little, appears to be leaning toward a run, but she also has her eyes on Congress. She has set up a “Little for Senate” website, although she hasn’t declared her candidacy. “We’re thinking about looking at the redistricting maps before we do it,” she said.

The congressional redistricting map, which will reduce the number of congressional districts in New Jersey from 13 to 12, is expected to be announced this week.  

The Auditor also reported that former Roxbury councilman Tim Smith will not be a candidate and that State Senator Michael Doherty will probably not be a candidate.

Posted: December 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , , , , | 17 Comments »

Little “Leaning” Towards U.S. Senate Race

Former Highlands Mayor and former Freeholder Anna Little is considering a primary run for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Senator Robert Menendez in 2012.

An announcement posted on TPATH, a website run by Tea Party activist Dwight Kehoe, declared that Little is running:

Breaking News – (TPATH)  Anna Little, one of New Jersey’s most dynamic supporters of the Constitution and smaller government, has set her sights on the US Senate race in 2012.

Anna announced today that her battle to unseat one of Obama’s most ardent supporters, Robert Menendez, will run hand in hand with the battle to save America by making Obama a one term President. She intends to use all her resources, energy and considerable enthusiasm towards that goal.

The Anna Little For Senate Campaign
Will be holding its first campaign meeting this coming:
November 15, 2011
at 5:00PM
Keyport IHOP.

Little’s spokesman Larry Cirgnano told Politickernj that the 2010 6th Congressional District nominee is “leaning” towards the Senate race.

State Senator Joe Kyrillos has established an exploratory committee for the Senate nomination and is considered the front runner by GOP insiders.  State Senator Michael Doherty and former Roxbury Mayor Tim Smith are also expected to compete for the nomination.  Jets owner Woody Johnson has been rumored to be considering a run.

Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: U. S. Senate Races | Tags: , , , , , | 24 Comments »