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Independent Candidate Starts Exploratory Committee

Simon took aim in his announcement at a “broken system.”

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 20, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Philanthropist Neal Simon (I) announced the creation of an exploratory committee for Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D) seat. In a statement explaining his rationale, Simon said, “I’m concerned because our system of government is broken. Our nation is deeply divided and caught up in dangerous political rhetoric.” He added: “ Neither party can change this system. They are the system.” (release)

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