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Turkavage wins Cumberland line

Race for LoBiondo seat is a complete mess

By David Wildstein, March 20 2018 9:04 pm

Retired FBI agent Bob Turkavage won the GOP  organization line in Cumberland County in his bid to succeed Frank LoBiondo in Congress.  He beat favorite son Sam Fiocchi, a former assemblyman and freeholder by a single vote.

Turkavage is the fifth candidate for the Republican House nomination to win a county line in New Jersey’s 2nd district.  Fiocchi has the line in Cape May, Brian Fitzherbert in Gloucester, James Toto in Salem, and Hirsh Singh in Ocean and Burlington.

Cumberland represents 11% of the total Republican congressional primary vote.

The only remaining counties are Atlantic, which will have their convention on Saturday, and Camden.  It’s now a must-win for Singh, who was coaxed out of the U.S. Senate race by promises of a chance to run against State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) for a seat that the GOP has held for 24 years.

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