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In the reality tv show called politics, there should be a show called the Next Best Political Upset

posted at 10:48 am on September 17, 2010 by

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 incumbant who wants to claim ownership and take credit for a massive intrusion of govenment 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.” Incumbant 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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Chris Christie beat Jon Corzine in NJ-6 by 12.5% just last November. This district knows how to vote for a Republican. And things have only been getting better since then.

Anna Little can win this thing. She is an engaging, energetic candidate. She’s run five campaigns, and won them all. This one is going to surprise a lot of people, not least of them, Frank Pallone.

Haiku Guy on September 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Good deal. I’ll be watching.

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