Running mate revealed: Green Party running mate, that is

US Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein(L) embraces Cheri Honkala after announcing her as the Green Party vice-presidential choice during a press conference July 11, 2012, in Washington, DC. The Green Party will hold their national convention July 12-15, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.

(Credit: AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards )

(CBS News) On the day before the Green Party’s presidential nominating convention, presidential candidate Jill Stein revealed her running mate to CBS News exclusively: homeless activist Cheri Honkala.

“She leads one of the country’s largest multiracial, intergenerational movements led by people in poverty, fighting poverty, homelessness and foreclosures,” Stein told CBS news. Honkala, a mother of two, and the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, spent some of her days homeless. She ran for sheriff of Philadelphia on the Green Party line in 2011 and based her campaign on a platform of halting evictions.

Stein, who defeated comedian Roseanne Barr for the Green Party’s nod, will be officially nominated at the party’s national convention in Baltimore, which begins Thursday. Stein, a physician, is from Massachusetts and has launched two unsuccessful bids for governor there, including against Mitt Romney in 2002.

CONTINUED at CBS News here

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