Ap­peals court de­nies ac­tivist a place on bal­lot

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD MARYLAND -

Pro­gres­sive ac­tivist Jerry Se­gal's re­quest to ap­pear on Mary­land's U.S. Se­nate bal­lot has been de­nied by the 4th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals. "We knew that it was a big lift for them to change the bal­lot at this point, but it was some­thing that was doable," Se­gal said Fri­day. Se­gal had hoped to ap­pear on the bal­lot rep­re­sent­ing the “Bread and Roses” party, which he said em­pha­sizes pro­mot­ing peace in­ter­na­tion­ally and cre­at­ing an eq­ui­table so­ci­ety at home. Se­gal, 74, of Mont­gomery County, was on the Demo­cratic pri­mary bal­lot on June 26 af­ter spend­ing more than $1 mil­lion on the race. Sen. Ben Cardin won the nom­i­na­tion and is seek­ing his third team on Nov. 6. He is op­posed by Repub­li­can Tony Camp­bell and in­de­pen­dent Neal Si­mon, whose cam­paign said it sub­mit­ted more than 17,000 sig­na­tures to earn a bal­lot spot. Se­gal filed a court chal­lenge seek­ing to ap­pear with the Bread and Roses party, a self-iden­ti­fied so­cial­ist group.

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