Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini Endorse Cullari in CD-6 Primary
In an interview with Politickernj, the Monmouth County GOP nominee in the primary for the 6th Congressional District, Ernesto Cullari, said that Anna Little, the 2010 GOP nominee in the 6th district and his primary opponent this year, was focused on herself and not the task at hand, defeating Congressman Frank Pallone, during the 2010 general election,
“What I saw was a candidate unwilling to go after (incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank) Pallone – like the fact that he got his wife a job at the EPA where she works while most people suffer an economic downturn,” Cullari said. “Frank Pallone and a slew of other leaders have been looking out for just themselves. I’ll make that case. I’m not ashamed to make it.
“What I witnessed in Anna was someone deeply focused on herself instead of the task at hand – namely advancing the small government ideology,” he added. “She missed that opportunity.”
Cullari went on to define himself as the true Tea Party conservative in the primary,
“When Anna was in office she raised debt by 30 percent,” Cullari said. “It’s very hard for me to understand how one can call oneself a conservative when they have a history of raising fees and taxes. You can’t expect to raise government productivity when the weight of government is around your neck. We’ve reached a point where it’s just obvious.”
About his lack of public office holding experience, Cullari said,
“Our founding fathers intended that ordinary men and women would serve their communities, that they wouldn’t go from one elected office to the next,” Cullari said. “Our founding fathers intended that for a time people would leave and serve in Washington and then come home.”
On the economy, jobs and taxes,
“I know many people, friends, who are unemployed and looking for work, and some have been at it for two or three years,” Cullari said. “Something happens to you mentally when you can’t find work for that long. You can become demoralized. I don’t think it’s controversial to say corporations and individuals need tax cuts. We need a corporate tax cut. If we have the most aggressive tax cuts in the world we would have companies repatriate.”
Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini each touted Cullari’s stand for smaller government in their endorsements which were released yesterday.
Beck said, “I am proud to endorse Ernesto Cullari for the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District. Ernesto is a believer in smaller government and lower taxes which will provide a stark contrast with Frank Pallone Jr. this coming November.
I believe Ernesto’s conservative principles and sense of public service are a great fit for the 6th Congressional District and I look forward to seeing Ernesto Cullari emerge victorious this November.”
“I am proud to offer my support for Ernesto Cullari in his effort to unseat liberal Democrat,Frank Pallone Jr.
Ernesto is the right person at the right time…whose background gives him the unique skill set to reign in government spending.
He will fight for our Republican values -smaller government, lower taxes and personal accountability. I am proud to support Ernesto Cullari who will fight for us in Washington – the time is right!”
Little is the Middlesex GOP nominee in the primary. As of this evening, she has yet to file as a candidate for Congress with the Federal Election Commission.