The Legislative Gazette in New York reports:
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for governor, renewed his call for debates after he rose to 7 percent in the latest NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll released Tuesday.
Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger Rob Astorino dropped in the recent poll, the first after the Moreland Commission revelations in the new York Times broke on July 23.
“Voters have a right to hear where the candidates stand on the issues. I am facing two conservatives in the major parties who are out of touch with the needs and concerns of most voters. The more the voters hear about where the Green Party stands, the better I continue to do,” said Hawkins.