Software engineer Hirsh Singh, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district, has reported raising $64,347 and has loaned his campaign $45,000. He has $85,554 in his campaign warchest as he seeks to win the seat Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo has held for the last 24 years.
Singh is the front-runner for the GOP nomination, running on organization lines in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties. He faces primary challenges from former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, retired FBI agent Bob Turkavage, and former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman. Fiocchi has the line in Cape May and Turkavage has it in Cumberland.
Singh spent $1 million of his father’s money as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2017. He had entered the GOP U.S. Senate primary, but was talked into running for LoBiondo’s House seat with the pledge of party support. Singh has reportedly promised to put $2 million of his own money into his run for Congress.
Editor’s Note: An early version of this story included incorrect information. Singh did not self-finance his run for governor; his father loaned the campaign $1 million.