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Howie Hawkins, Green for NY Governor, shines in 7-way debate

Last night New York Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins took part in a 7-way gubernatorial debate. The debate included Hawkins as well as Anti-Prohibition Party candidate Kristen Davis, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Freedom Party candidate Charles Barron, Libertarian Warren Redlich, Rent is 2 Damn High Party candidate Jimmy McMillan, and Republican Carl Paladino. Hawkins made a strong case for progressive taxation, a Green New Deal, proportional representation, instant runoff voting, public campaign financing, a hydrofracking ban, and gay marriage. If Hawkins gets at least 50,000 votes, the Green Party will win a ballot line in New York for the next 4 years.

Watch the debate online at NY1 News.

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7-candidate NY Governor’s Debate, including Green Party’s Hawkins, announced for 10/18

On Monday October 18th Hofstra University will host a debate for the New York gubernatorial race in which all 7 candidates, including Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Carl Paladino, and Green Howie Hawkins as well as candidates from the Libertarian, Freedom, Anti-Prohibition, and Rent Is Too Damn High parties. In New York, any party whose candidate for governor receives at least 50,000 votes earns a ballot line for the following 4 years, which greatly eases ballot access requirements. From the New York Times:

Andrew M. Cuomo and Carl P. Paladino will debate after all — but they won’t be alone. Continue Reading