Media Advisory: News wrap up for September 18
While most polls call it a two dog race for governor between Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino, Green Party Nominee Howie Hawkins wants to remind people there is another option.
In 2010, Howie Hawkins succeeded in getting 50,000 votes in the governor’s race, which qualified the Green Party for official ballot status in New York for four years. This year, making a repeat run, his goal is to not just qualify for ballot status, but to get 250,000 votes, about 5 percent of the total vote. Achieving that would establish the Green Party as a “third major party” that would be the voice of liberal voters in New York, he said Wednesday in a meeting with The Post-Star editorial board.
Today's lead editorial in the Times Union lambasted Cuomo & Astorino for failing to run serious campaigns and praised Howie Hawkins, writing "The real voice of reason in this race comes instead from left field, from Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, who has waged a consistently serious race and who on Wednesday issued a call for his fellow candidates to stop arguing about sports teams and debate issues like jobs, health care and climate change."
While most politicians have been quick to praise the Pegulas and their bid to buy the Bills, the Green Party candidate for governor is raising questions about where Terry Pegula got the money. Howie Hawkins says it's a scandal that Terry Pegula is buying the Bills with proceeds from hydrofracking