By now you’re probably aware of the fact that Robert Turkavege thought it might be a good idea to go and endorse state Senator Jeff Van Drew for congress. If you missed it InsiderNJ covered it here and here.
For those of you who forgot, Turkavege was a competitor in the CD2 Republican Primary won by Seth Grossman.
This is not the first time Turkavege whined since coming in fourth place out of four in that primary. Back in July Turkavege was still whining about losing that primary and went so far as to call on Grossman to drop out of the race. Back then I wrote:
Maybe Turkavege put out his statement to try and stay relevant, maybe he’s a sore loser, either way to paraphrase what Chis Christie said at the Morris County GOP Unity Breakfast, Turkavege, and other wishy-washy Republicans, have till Labor Day to fall in love with Seth Grossman.
Obviously, Turkavege didn’t take that advice, nor did he take the advice of JR Carman, the founder of New Jersey Constitutional Republicans, who released a video over a week ago talking about the importance of voting for all Republicans, moderate or conservative.
Turkavege, in his endorsement of Van Drew called Grossman “an embarrassment to the Republican Party.” In my not-so-humble opinion Turkavege is the embarrassment to the party. Turkavege is the one who has done nothing but whine about Grossman since losing the primary. Turkavege was whining during the primary. Remember, it was Turkavege who acted like a complete novice and failed to file the required paperwork with the county clerk to be placed in the Cumberland County GOP’s column on the primary election ballot and then had the balls to blame Cumberland County GOP Chairman Michael Testa for that mistake. And, that wasn’t the first time Turkavege had problems filing paperwork, he blamed traffic the first time.
I sense a pattern there, don’t get your paperwork filed on time, blame the traffic. Don’t file required paperwork, blame the chairman. Nothing is ever Turkavege’s fault! Lose a primary, call for the guy who beat you to drop out. That doesn’t work, endorse the Democrat.
I honestly can’t tell if Turkavege is simply a sore loser or if his endorsement is him trying to stay relevant. Either way, Mr. Turkavege should consider taking his Never-Trump self over to the Democratic Party.