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Howie Hawkins for NY Governor debate video and new TV ad

p howie hawkins ny governor debateHowie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York, is making huge strides in what is quickly becoming the most exciting progressive campaign of 2014. On Wednesday October 22, Hawkins took part in a televised debate in Buffalo with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, and Libertarian Michael McDermott. In a PBS poll of debate watchers (that has, unfortunately, disappeared since the night of the debate) roughly 80% of respondents said that Hawkins won the debate.

Watch a video of Howie Hawkins’ responses in the NY 2014 gubernatorial debate here:

And watch Howie Hawkins’ new 30-second TV ad, running between now and election day:

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Howie Hawkins launches Green Party campaign for New York Governor

From Howie Hawkins for NY Governor:

The week of April 8, Howie is officially kicking of his campaign with events across New York State. Please join us and please spread the word to your friends and political allies! 

p howie hawkins supporters syracuseSyracuse – Tuesday April 8, 5:30 pm
New York City – Saturday, April 12, 7 pm
New York City – Sunday, April 13 Press Conference

Stand with Howie next week and show your support for a political vision that prioritizes the needs of people and planet and economic justice and fairness. Cuomo relies upon the 1% to fund his campaigns. Howie is relying on you to help build the movement we need for radical social change.

The Albany Times Union reported on Hawkins’ announcement Wednesday morning:

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins has a message for members of the Working Families Party who are contemplating a genuine left-flank challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Think about endorsing him.

“I think they should run against Cuomo,” Hawkins said of the WFP during a Wednesday press conference. “I think they should nominate me.” Continue Reading

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Jill Stein to tour Upstate New York 3/21 – 3/24

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will tour upstate New York this week, starting in Fredonia on Wednesday 3/22 before making her way to Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Schenectady and Troy. Below is the list of events, which can also be found on the Jill Stein for President website:

Suny Fredonia

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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Gregory Horn earns 8% in NY Assembly special election

Gregory Horn, the New York Green Party candidate in yesterday’s special election for State Assembly District 144, finished with 8% of the vote, according to WGRZ. Democrat Sean Ryan won with 71%, while Republican Sean Kipp took 21%.

Horn’s campaign is part of a trend of increased Green Party activity in western New York after Howie Hawkins of Syracuse regained GPNY’s ballot line with his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Hawkins has scheduled a press conference for today to announce a campaign for Syracuse Common Council.