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Republican congressional candidate Hirsh Singh

A week past the deadline, Singh still working on filing

Van Drew spokesman: ‘Singh is knowingly violating federal law’

By David Wildstein

Republican congressional candidate Hirsh Singh has no idea when he will file his personal financial disclosure with the U.S. House of Representatives.

“He’s working with his team to make sure that all the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed,” is all his campaign manager, Mike Byrne, would say about a legal required disclosure that is more than a week overdue.

Singh entered the race for Frank LoBiondo’s open 2nd district seat on February 27 and had been seeking the GOP U.S. Senate nomination for months before that. The means Singh has known for more than six months that he would need to file.  Other first-time federal candidates, like Bob Hugin and Peter DeNeufville, figured that out and filed on time.

“Hirsh Singh knowingly is violating federal law, which is despicable and shameful to South Jersey voters,” said Mike Muller, a spokesman for State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis), the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Congress.  “He is arrogantly slapping them in the face.

Muller said that issues like a failure to meet the legal deadline is one of the reasons “national Republicans are wringing their hands about his candidacy.”

“Hirsh Singh needs to do his homework, stop being shady and evasive, leading us to wonder what he is hiding,” Muller said.

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