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Green Party of the United States

Green politics comes to B'more

Green politics comes to B'more

It's been years since Baltimore hosted a political convention, but almost under the radar one's happening here this week.

Members of the Green Party of the United States are gathering downtown starting today, opening a three-day convention to pick a presidential candidate.

Jill Stein, a physician and environmental health advocate from Massachusetts is the frontrunner, with 138 of the 184 delegates assigned so far. Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, who's been active in politics over the past decade, is running second.

The party is struggling to gain a toehold in a political landscape dominated by the two major parties. Its...