Hirsh Singh has raised $176,732 in his bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination but has just $30,738 cash-on-hand.
Singh is expected to face incumbent Cory Booker, who is permitted to run for President and re-election to the Senate simultaneously. Booker has not yet announced his candidacy for another term in the Senate.
According to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission, Singh raised $98,606 during the 3rd quarter and has spent a total of $145,993. He is also carrying a debt of $15,827.
Among the donors to the Singh campaign donors is Dr. Alieta Eck, who sought the GOP nomination for Senate in a 2013 special primary following the death of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. It was Lautenberg’s seat that Booker captured.
He has not received any contributions from his key backer in the race for Senate, Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci.
Three other Republicans have entered the Senate race: Stuart Meissner, Tricia Flanagan and Natalie Lynn Rivera. All three have run as independent U.S. Senate candidates in the past.
Singh, 34, the Senior Director of Operations at Hi-Tec Systems, is making his fourth bid for office.
He received 10% of the vote in the 2017 Republican gubernatorial primary, finishing third in a field of five candidates. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno defeated Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli by a 47%-31% margin.
In 2018, Singh entered the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to challenge incumbent Bob Menendez. He later dropped out of the race to seek the open 2nd district congressional seat of retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-Ventnor).
Singh won organization lines for Congress in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties, but lost the primary to Seth Grossman by 2,232 votes, 39%-31%.