HIGHLANDS – Mayor Anna Little declared victory this morning in a very close race against Diane Gooch in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District Republican Primary. However, Gooch is not prepared to concede defeat until all the votes are counted.
Little has a slim, 105-vote lead according to information from the county clerks in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties. However, votes from one Monmouth County precinct have not yet been counted, nor have paper absentee and provisional ballots.
Little thanked her supporters and said, “This race is not about me. This race is about the people of this district, state and country. This race was about us, and what is the best course to restore the government to the people of the United States of America.”
If Little remains in the lead after all the votes are counted, it would represent a significant upset victory. Gooch had raised $432,000 to Little’s $22,000 and had the support of the area’s Republican organization.
The Republican candidate will face Rep. Frank Pallone in the fall.
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