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Former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-Vineland)

Fiocchi says Singh is deeply flawed, suggests he exit race

Ex-Assemblyman says rival ‘bamboozled’ GOP leaders

By David Wildstein, May 17 2018 3:48 pm

Former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi says that Hirsh Singh is too flawed to hold the 2nd district congressional seat for the Republicans and says he should think about dropping out.

Fiocchi has been prodding Singh to file his personal financial disclosures with the U.S. House of Representatives – something the GOP candidate has been more than a week late in doing.  Singh’s filing today shows that he has virtually no personal wealth.

Fiocchi is one of four Republicans in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo.   Another candidate, retired FBI agent Robert Turkavage, called on Singh to drop out earlier today.

“All along my campaign has said Hirsh Singh didn’t have the money he promised to spend on this race and today’s filing proves exactly that,” Fiocchi said. “It’s time for Hirsh Singh to admit to the folks in the party establishment that he bamboozled them into believing he would help fund county parties.”

Fiocchi spokesman Steve Kush says that despite “misleading the party’s establishment aside, we would like to congratulate Singh on winning between $1,001 and $15,000 at the roulette table.”

“I said previously, that Hirsh Sing’s biggest accomplishments to date are winning a beauty pageant in Washington, DC in 2012 and, according to his own Facebook post, that he ‘totally raped the LSATS,’” Kush said. “I suppose we can add professional gambler to that list because of his win in Atlantic City and that he was willing to gamble folks would believe a 33-year-old living with his parents had an extra $2 million lying around.”

Fiocchi says that Singh’s lack of personal wealth explains why he challenged the petitions of another candidate, Brian Fitzherbert.

“He wanted everyone else out of the race so no one would discover his stretching of the truth about his financial resources,” said Fiocchi, who backed Fitzherbert’s bid to remain on the ballot. “Hirsh Singh has a truckload of dirt behind him and this latest misstep is another in a long list of reasons why he cannot be our party’s nominee.”


“With all the negatives in his campaign maybe it’s time for Hirsh Singh to reconsider and drop out of the race,” Kush said.

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