Little in limbo after convention

By MAX PIZARRO
PoliticsNJ.com

Freeholder Anna Little remains in the undecided column following the Monmouth County Republican Convention on Saturday, where the party-backed Marlboro Township Committeeman Jeff Cantor for freeholder.

Some Democrats are hoping the maverick Little, who's butted heads with Republican Chairman Adam Puharic over everything from background checks on party candidates to rules governing the convention, defects from the GOP to the Dems.

Everyone in Monmouth County connected to politics is going to have to wait on the answer – and that includes her husband.

"I can honestly tell you she has not made up her mind," said Robert Little, chair of the Highlands Republican Committee, referring to the Freeholder's intentions regarding party affiliation. "I can tell you that she did want the Republican line."

Little said Puharic's obstinacy has alienated Bayshore-area Republicans. Of 800 available committee seats, fewer than half of those were filled with voting members on Saturday.

Freeholder Little had hoped to change the convention rules as put forward by Puharic to gain party leverage for a primary run, but failed in that effort at the start of Saturday's convention when a majority of the committee adopted the rules.

Little in limbo after convention