By The Staff
The GOP primary field in NJ-02 just grew by one, Save Jerseyans.
Save Jersey has confirmed (directly with the candidate) that businessman Hirsh Singh will run for the open seat of retiring Congressman Frank LoBiondo, a veteran Republican federal legislator.
Singh, an Indian American in his early 30s, self-funded a 2017 gubernatorial primary campaign but ultimately failed to secure the nomination; his charisma and willingness to invest in his own race nevertheless garnered attention from party leaders.
News of Singh’s intentions was first reported by PoliticsDW.
Singh faces four GOP primary rivals: Somers Point Councilman Jim Toto, criminal defense attorney John Zarych, engineer Brian Fitzherbert and conservative activist Seth Grossman.
The likely Democrat nominee is state Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1).