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Maryland State Board of Elections Verifies 10K Petition Signatures Supporting Neal Simon, Unaffiliated Candidate for U.S. Senate, Places Simon's Name on 2018 Ballot

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Neal Simon, an unaffiliated candidate for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat, has received confirmation from the Maryland State Board of Elections that it has verified 10,000 signatures to complete the state requirement for Nomination by Petition. This ensures Simon's name will appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat during the General Election on Tues., Nov. 6, 2018.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) August 10, 2018

Neal Simon, an unaffiliated candidate for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat, has received confirmation from the Maryland State Board of Elections that it has verified 10,000 signatures to complete the state requirement for Nomination by Petition. This ensures Simon's name will appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat during the General Election on Tues., Nov. 6, 2018.

Simon and members of his campaign team submitted more than 17,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections in Annapolis. The signatures were collected by grassroots volunteers and campaign staff at public events and door-to-door canvassing across the entire state over the course of three months.

Simon released the following statement:

"Securing my name on the ballot officially ensures that Marylanders will have an alternative in November to the career politicians and partisan bickering that have crippled our country. I've traveled the state this summer meeting voters and listening to their concerns, and there's a real desire for fresh leadership that will bring people together and get things done. As a senator, I will put Maryland's and the nation's needs over party power and special interests and serve as an independent voice to find common ground and drive consensus for common-sense solutions to our most pressing problems."

Simon, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, officially filed for his candidacy with the U.S. Senate and the FEC in February, followed by the submission of a Declaration of Intent letter with the Maryland State Board of Elections at the end of June. Simon's campaign submitted more than 12,000 signatures on July 19, 2018, and an additional 5,029 signatures on Aug. 6, 2018. The State of Maryland requires candidates unaffiliated with a political party to submit 10,000 verified signatures to be listed on the ballot; this requirement is in contrast to members of a political party who can be listed on the ballot by being a registered voter over the age of 30 and paying a $290 fee.

Last week, Simon's campaign launched its first television advertisement. The 30-second ad – titled "Together" – is airing across Maryland to highlight the reasons why Simon thinks he should represent Marylanders in the U.S. Senate. It creates a stark contrast between Simon and the career politician he is challenging in November.

After completing a "Listening Tour" of all 23 Maryland counties plus the City of Baltimore in May, Simon is traveling the state this summer in his campaign RV, meeting and listening to voters in their communities.

Simon has been nationally endorsed by Unite America, a moderate, centrist group with members that include sitting independent governor Bill Walker of Alaska, and has received support from No Labels, a bipartisan political organization whose mission is to combat partisan dysfunction in politics and usher in a new era of focused problem solving in American politics.

For more information, visit http://www.nealsimon.com and follow on Twitter: @nealjsimon.

Paid for by Neal Simon for U.S. Senate.

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