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Ruhollah Khomeini

Independent puts money behind Senate run

Independent puts money behind Senate run

Arguing that the two-party system is corrupt, a Montgomery County businessman is pouring his own money into an independent bid for the U.S. Senate from Maryland. Rob Sobhani, 52, who announced his candidacy this month, is the first candidate to buy television ads in the general election race for the seat now held by Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat. The spots have been aired heavily in Baltimore and Washington. "Our politics is broken," Sobhani, a political economist and energy entrepreneur from Potomac, says in one 30-second spot. "How do we fix our economy, create jobs and restore our future? Career politicians, Democrats and Republicans, just blame each other and cater to...