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Capital Tonight Morning Memo, July 16, 2018
Green Socialists. All of a sudden, being an extreme lefty is cool, thanks to the surprise victory of self-professed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the NY-14 congressional primary.
All sorts of Democratic elected officials are rushing to outdo one another in a race to demonstrate their liberal bona fides ahead of the September state-level primaries.
But Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is unimpressed. He says he was a Socialist long before that became the cool thing to do.
Joined by Green state comptroller candidate Mark Dunlea, Hawkins joined us for an update on his campaign, and to outline his economic development platform in the wake of the Buffalo Billion trial verdict.