The Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling in its decision Thursday.
Segal supports a “Medicare-for-all” health-care system, free higher education in all public colleges and de-escalating conflict with North Korean and Iran. He said he would not stop reaching out to voters who dislike the traditional two-party system and predicted that the Bread and Roses party is going “to be a factor in Maryland politics going forward.”
“We will be fielding candidates in the 2020 elections, and the party will be a vehicle for advancing progressive causes in a meaningful way,” he said. “Maryland voters are thirsting for change and would benefit immeasurably from having more candidate choices.”
Cardin held a nearly 40-point lead in a Goucher College poll released last month, earning support from 56 percent of likely voters, compared with 17 percent for Republican Tony Campbell and 8 percent for Neal Simon, who is running as an independent.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Jerome Segal was seeking to run for Maryland Senate. He was seeking to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. The story has been updated.