Grossman scores epic upset, nabs NJ-02 nomination

NORTHFIELD, N.J. — Tonight’s biggest New Jersey House race upset came in the 2nd Congressional District where Seth Grossman, a former Atlantic County freeholder and long-time activist, shocked observers and won the Republican nomination.

Few saw this one coming, least of all the party bosses against whom Grossman regularly rails.

Millennial Indian American businessman Hirsh Singh was endorsed by the Ocean, Burlington, Camden and Atlantic County Republican establishments, but low-turnout and apparent anti-establishment sentiment allowed Grossman to win a surprise victory.

Former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, who had represented a large chunk of the district, was presumed to be the second strongest contender despite lackluster fundraising.

Establishment ills started earlier here, however, when instead of marching lock-step behind Singh, various South Jersey counties split and endorsed rivals.

Grossman will now face machine-backed Democrat State Senator Jeff Van Drew of Cape May County in November….

(82% reporting)

Seth Grossman 9,195 41.0%
Hirsh Singh 6,891 30.7%
Sam Fiocchi 4,683 20.9%
Robert Turkavage 1,664 7.4%