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Green Party Nominates Jill Stein for President

Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Green Party held their 2012 national convention in Baltimore where they nominated environmentalist Jill Stein as their presidential candidate in the first round of voting.

Dr. Stein took viewer calls and emails and spoke about her candidacy on the Washington Journal the following day.

To begin the convention, the delegates approved the party platform. They then proceeded to the nomination of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Jill Stein, a physician and environmental activist, began her work in the green movement from a public health perspective. She and other candidates for president will speak to the delegates before the official nomination.

Comedian and activist Roseanne Barr also ran for the nomination, coming in second, and was considered a strong possibility to run for vice president. She was scheduled to address the delegates, but instead a surrogate made a statement on her behalf.

Earlier that week, Dr. Stein announced that anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala was her choice for the second-in-command spot.

In the past, the Green Party has run candidates who had prior run for office or served as Democrats. Dr. Stein will be the first nominee to come directly from the environmental movement.

Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:03am (ET)

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