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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Green Party presidential hopeful visits Michigan, touts "Green New Deal"

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Presidential hopeful Jill Stein of the U.S. Green Party

Michigan’s republican  primary was last week, but that doesn’t mean presidential candidates are done courting voters.

A U.S. Green Party presidential hopeful, Jill Stein met with supporters in Michigan to tout her party’s platform.

Stein talked with a small group yesterday at a Amer's deli in Ann Arbor about what she calls her “Green New Deal.”

She says the Deal focuses on living wages and green technology.

She says in the long-term her plan will strengthen both Michigan’s auto industry and its workers:  

"Part of the Green New Deal also ensures that the overall conditions of workers are good; that they have the right to unionize, to advocate for safe working conditions and benefits."

Stein, a Massachusetts physician, is one of four people running for the top spot on the Green Party ticket.

Her rivals include Michigan resident Harley Mikkelson and comedian Roseanne Barr.

-Jennifer Guerra and Nell Gable, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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