April 1, 2014 10:14 am -

The only thing that would have made this a better story would have been if he had been stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge.

A would-be Republican Senate candidate won’t be challenging Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) because of traffic problems.

The candidate, ex-FBI agent Rob Turkavage, was unable to file for the Republican primary to face Booker in November because he got stuck in traffic as he was trying to get to the Trenton office of the state Division of Elections before the 4 p.m. filing deadline on Monday, according to the Star-Ledger of New Jersey.

Turkavage said he got stuck in traffic on Route 9.

“I’m stuck in traffic,” Turkavage told the New Jersey newspaper.

Turkavage said he had collected the necessary 1,000 signatures to run but was too busy to turn in the petition earlier.

“To make a long story short, I called them to see if I could get down there. They said if you’re not there until 4, don’t bother coming,” Turkavage said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.