Have you heard? Ben Cardin faces another challenge to his U.S. Senate seat—in the form of a Potomac businessman who was also once a professor of political economy at Georgetown University.
The Maryland State Board of Elections has accepted 77,000 signatures submitted by Rob Sobhani, certifying him for the November ballot, according to a WBAL report. He will run as an independent against incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin, Republican challenger Dan Bongino and four other candidates.
“Our politics is broken,” Sobhani says in a television ad that began airing Thursday, according to Marylandjuice.com. “Career politicians, Democrats and Republicans just blame each other, and cater to special interests. The system’s corrupt, it’s failing us.”
Sobhani told WBAL that he plans to secure funding for affordable housing in Baltimore, promote Maryland exports, expand medical research at Johns Hopkins and other Maryland schools and upgrade Maryland transportation infrastructure. In total he’s proposing to secure more than $5.5 billion for these projects, which he says can be completely largely with private funding.