COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A third-party presidential slate that backs home-grown food products and legalizing marijuana has made the Ohio ballot.
Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (HAHN'-kah-lah) sought ballot slots in Ohio and other key battleground states. They were cleared for Ohio's ballot Friday.
Stein is a Harvard-educated physician, instructor of internal medicine, and environmental health advocate. She also touts her experience as a mother and housewife.
Running mate Honkala is national coordinator for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, a multi-racial, intergenerational movement led by homeless and low-income Americans.
Stein beat out actor and comedian Rosanne Barr for the party's nomination in July. She proposes a "Green New Deal" centered on creating sustainable local economies and reducing the political power of corporations.
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