SMERCONISH: Neal Simon and Independents Aren’t Going Anywhere

By James Piltch, Smerconish

In February, when Unite America launched its first official slate of Independent candidates, one of the main points brought up was the importance of giving the candidates a solid political apparatus. To compete with Democrats and Republicans, they need to be able to fundraise, to hire a staff, and to enlist volunteers.

Well, Neal Simon is proving that’s very possible. Running for the United States Senate in Maryland, Simon just recently released his first quarter fundraising. As of April 12, he had $465,000 in cash on hand just eight weeks after declaring his candidacy.

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