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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein speaks at the National Press Club on Feb. 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein speaks at the National Press Club on Feb. 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Political conventions are supposed to be unifying events, but this year both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions have highlighted ongoing divisions in the major parties. And perhaps that’s not surprising, given that they’re nominating two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in decades.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are viewed unfavorably by almost 60 percent of voters. But what’s bad for the major parties, could be a major opportunity for minor ones.

Megan Verlee of Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio reports.

Read the more on this story via Colorado Public Radio.

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Megan Verlee, reporter for Colorado Public Radio. She tweets @cprverlee.

This segment aired on July 29, 2016.

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