Highlands, NJ – Mayor Anna Little pulled out a victory in a very close race against Diane Gooch during a contested Republican primary for congressional district 6. Little will go on to challenge 11-term incumbent Frank Pallone. Little won the Monmouth County portion of the district handily pushing her over the top.
“Thank you so very much for your support over these past few months leading up to the primary” said Mayor Anna Little. “The commitment and dedication of so many of you is something about which I am truly incapable of describing. You have shown that the 6th District has some of the finest grassroots volunteers in the Nation,” commented Mayor Little. “I want to thank the tea party groups, for allowing me to represent your voice.”
Among the many organizations and citizens groups supporting Mayor Little were the Bayshore Tea Party Group, Jersey Shore Tea Party, Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, NJ Tea Party, and Middlesex Tea Party. Little also received endorsements from Eagle Forum, the Jewish Voice and Opinion, Mayor Steve Lonegan, Freeholder John Curley, NJ Conservative Party, and NJ Right to Life, among many others.
“This race is not about me. This race is about the people of this district, state and country. This race was about us, and about what is the best course to restore the government to the people of the United States of America,” stated Little.
In a statement about her primary opponent, Mayor Anna Little said, “My opponent, Diane Gooch, believes in the greatness of America. She is an example of the American Dream. She came from nothing and earned her way to prosperity. She has suffered through personal tragedies most of us can only imagine, and she endured. I offer nothing but the most sincere thank you to Diane Gooch, whom I have come to admire for the manner in which she ran her campaign.”