A Book to Unite and Reform
"My husband always put country ahead of party, and he would be proud to know that other mavericks out there are still doing the same.
Contract to Unite America makes a compelling case for reforms that were dear to John: not only campaign finance reform and bipartisan administrations, but also enriched civics education and expanded national service."
- Cindy McCain, businesswoman and widow of Senator John McCain
In 2018, Neal Simon was an independent candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, polling as high as 18 percent in the three-way race. Unaffiliated with any political party, he ran to unite the country and to bring pragmatism back to Washington.
Running as an independent, Simon witnessed the destructive nature of modern American politics. He experienced firsthand the perverse incentives that push candidates and lawmakers to ideological extremes. He saw the resistance of party leaders to pragmatic solutions to our nation's problems. And he watched politicians prioritize loyalty to their party bases over progress for the American people.
"Whenever I speak about dysfunction in politics, which is often, I am asked for solutions. Here at last is what I can recommend. Neal Simon has written a thoughtful, well-sourced, and truly independent prescription for what ails America.
This is the book elected officials hope you never read."
- Michael Smerconish, SiriusXM and CNN