Hirsh Singh has won the Cumberland County Republican organization line in his bid to take on incumbent Cory Booker in the race for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat.
That gives Singh four organization lines heading into the June 3 GOP primary, including Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May.
His main rival for the nomination, former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official Rik Mehta, has won the endorsements of fifteen county GOP organizations: Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Union and Warren.
“A consistent pattern that has emerged in this year’s election in New Jersey is that the pro-Trump Republicans are up against the anti-Trump elite who control the state’s party machinery,” the Singh said in a statement. “The former tends to vote for Singh while his opponent has been gifted the nomination wherever the party leadership had its way.”
Two other candidates, Tricia Flanagan and Natalie Rivera, have received no organizational endorsements.
The state’s largest county, Bergen, has not yet decided if it will award an organization line for the primary election.
Singh said he was expected to win there, as he had with Ocean County,” although there is no indication of support for him in Bergen.