The Next Best Political Upset?

posted at 5:00 pm on September 19, 2010 by Laura Brod

Another Dark Horse Race to Watch: New Jersey race for Congress

Another day, another dark horse race in the making.  This is one of those years in which political upsets are coming fast and furious from all directions.  As I watch the political landscape shift on a daily basis, an interesting race came across my desk.

Recognizing the opportunity to take on an out of touch incumbent who wants to claim ownership and take credit for a massive intrusion of government into our private lives, the Freedom’s Defense Fund, a DC based PAC, recently announced an ad campaign in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional district.

Take a look at their ad at

This first TV ad is part of a broader campaign to support conservative, upstart candidate Mayor Anna Little’s over Washington-centric incumbent – Frank “It’s my bill” Pallone.  What a namesake.  The ad is short and simple in message.

In a press release, Michael Centanni, Chairman of the Freedom’s Defense Fund, defined Anna Little as a “true champion of conservative values, limited government and lower taxes.” Incumbent Frank Pallone, in contrast, is a typical big-government liberal who wants to take credit for the Obamacare healthcare scheme which the majority of Americans oppose.

Democrat after Democrat across the country have been running — no sprinting — away from both the Obamacare bill and President Obama’s agenda.  I am amazed that someone actually publicly wanted take credit for the healthcare scheme.  Really?

After watching the ad, I wanted to do everything I could do to help Frank “It’s My Bill” Pallone own that issue as voters in New Jersey decide who they want to represent them in November.  If Pallone wants to take credit for a massive overreach of government, lets help him get that message out to the voters so they make make a real and informed choice to reject candidates like Pallone who are trying to put big government in the drivers seat of our lives.

If Pallone wants credit for Obamacare, let’s give it to him by helping him own it.

Keep an eye on this race — it could be The Next Best Political Upset.

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In the poisoned entrails throw
Fascist dictates of Obama’s Kevorkian snake
In the cauldron boil and bake
Votes of bribed congressman and death panels of Ezekiel frog
Rants of MSM ding bats and tongue of dirty Reid dog
SEIU’s pork and Michelle Antoinette’s bling
Rising Sharia and Victory Mega Mosque’s assaulting sting
Sinking economic ship and maw of ravening tax shark
Root of Pelosi hemlock digged in the dark

Cheshire Cat on September 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Keep an eye on this race — it could be The Next Best Political Upset.

From your lips to God’s ear, Laura!

This is my Rep. and I was at the Townhall in the summer of ’09 when he proudly told everyone that he wrote the abominable bill in question. He also told us that he was not in favor of term limits. Surprise, surprise.

Like Chucky Schumer in NY, Pallone has been sucking off the public teat since he got out of school. We’ve been stuck with him for over 20 years and I’m hoping Anna Little can beat him. Sad to say, I haven’t seen any ads yet…actually, nothing at all.

IrishEi on September 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Cheshire Cat on September 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to compose these’s?
They’re really quitE good…

jerrytbg on September 19, 2010 at 5:48 PM

‘s oops…lol

jerrytbg on September 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

IrishEi on September 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

He’s also my Rep, hell he keeps a house (not a home) in my hometown. Check out Anna on FB and go to one of her weekly meetings. Her ground campaingn is really mobilized.

red131 on September 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Chris Christie beat Jon Corzine in the the Sixth Congressional District by 12.5% in last November’s Governor’s race. Pallone is at about 40% six weeks before the election. Anna Little can win this thing.

Haiku Guy on September 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM

In a press release, Michael Centanni, Chairman of the Freedom’s Defense Fund, defined

Anna Little

as a “true champion of conservative values,

canopfor on September 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Anna Little can win this thing.

Haiku Guy on September 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Haiku Guy: I second your hopefulness!!:)

canopfor on September 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Anna Little is going to beat Frank Pallone, and when she does he can continue to live in Washington DC, as he has for years. Because Washington DC elites are no longer welcome in the NJ 6th. Congressional district

Tin Lizzy on September 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM

But is she sophisticated enough for the august US House of Representatives?

/Karl Rove

mankai on September 19, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Anna is winning this.
Pallone was a smug marxist who belittled people who questioned him at the town halls. He had assistants writing down license plates of cars. The guy is a total loser.
When the dems in NJ knew that Corzine was toast they were thinking about having Pallone run for governor.
Time to rid America of this corrupt loser now.

Jayrae on September 20, 2010 at 2:04 AM

Another congressman absolutely drunk with power that tells his public the way that it is. It’s his way. Vote him out!

mixplix on September 20, 2010 at 2:45 AM

And that is another one who has to go standing behind him, Rush Holt from NJ’s 12th District . . . the most liberal member of Congress. The 12th District is a sprawling district that includes portions of 5 counties, from several Delaware River towns, it crosses the entire state to within one block from the Atlantic Ocean! The district includes conservative farm areas, wealthy suburban towns, and even including a small portion of the City of Trenton.

Scott Sipprelle is running a very effective campaign against Holt, including challenging him in what should be Holt strongholds, and even by recently garnering the support of Trenton’s City Council President, a Democrat.

From the Star-Ledger story:

Sipprelle offered an economic development plan for inner-city residents that includes simplifying tax filings for the self-employed, offering more math and science programs for grade school students, and making it easier for the working poor to set up Individual Development Accounts, which are matched by public and private sources so residents can save up to pay for things like homes and college tuition.

Scott Sipprelle has also been challenging Holt to a debate on healthcare since the spring and Holt has been in hiding.

Trochilus on September 20, 2010 at 3:57 AM

If you ask me, I think we will pick up three Republicans, all good ones, in New Jersey this fall. Little, Sipprelle and Runyon are all good candidates doing well in districts that are itching to swing over. And they are blessed with some of the most repugnant incumbents, Pallone, Holt and Adler.

New Jersey closes early and counts fast. On Election Night, when these three seats swing over to the “R” column, the panic in the MSM will begin in earnest. Temper Tantrum Times Ten.

Haiku Guy on September 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Haiku Guy on September 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM

You are exactly right. Adler is really running scared from Runyon, who has great name recognition in that district. Those are the three best shots that the GOP has in NJ this year, and all three look promising.

I worked for the NJ Legislature when Frank Pallone was a state senator. The guy was widely known for stealing legislation.

For example, a Republican senator from his area would drop a bill in the hopper, and the then-Democrat staff would immediately look it over before listing it as officially introduced. If they thought the bill would help Pallone they would simply Xerox a copy, crossing out the introducer’s name, and Pallone would sign it. He would get credit for the introduction! They were completely blatant and corrupt about it, and Pallone walked around smiling like Mr. Happy!

One day, the Democrat staff gave him a bill that had been dropped in by a fellow Democrat senator — Senator Frank Graves of Paterson. The Democrat Senate President at the time, Joe Merlino, hated Graves so the staff could care less about Graves.

At the next session, Graves went verbally berserk on Pallone, right on the Senate floor. He publicly accused Pallone of stealing his legislation. Pallone made no attempt to defend himself.

But it didn’t matter. None of the press would ever write a story about it, as many times as it happened. Pallone has always been the “golden boy” to the left.

Trochilus on September 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM