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Congressional candidate Robert Turkavage

Turkavage, Francis, Cunningham file in NJ-2 Democratic primary

By David Wildstein, March 30 2020 4:48 pm

Former FBI agent Robert Turkavage said he filed nominating petitions to seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

Turkavage told the New Jersey Globe that he hand-delivered petitions with 243 signatures he received while campaigning door-to-door before a social distancing policy went into effect.

West Cape May Commissioner John Francis III said he filed his petitions electronically around noon and confirmed their receipt with the state Division of Elections.

Will Cunningham, a former congressional staffer,  told the Globe that he filed.

Turkavage ran for the seat last year as a Republican but was defeated in the primary by former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman.

The former FBI agent has since left the Republican party, citing President Donald Trump’s treatment of FBI and other personnel, among other things.

He’s the second party switcher in the race.  Incumbent Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) became a Republican in December.

Brigid Callaghan Harrison and Amy Kennedy have already filed.

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