Hirsh Singh will enter the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a report by InsiderNJ.
Singh won 10% of the vote in the 2017 GOP gubernatorial after spending $1 million – nearly all of it as a loan from his father.
South Jersey Republicans had tried to convince Singh to suspend his statewide ambitions and self-finance a bid for Congress in the 2nd, where Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-Vineland) is retiring. Republicans have had difficulty recruiting a top tier candidate for an open seat they have held for nearly 24 years.
Instead, the Atlantic County businessman and engineer has decided to run in a Senate primary against another likely self-funder, pharma executive Bob Hugin.
Richard Pezzullo and Dana Wefer have already announced their intention to challenge Sen. Bob Menendez. Another candidate, Brian Goldberg, says he will formally enter the race today.