Nationally known education advocate and liberal leader Diane Ravitch endorsed Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins on Friday. Ravitch had worked for presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and is an education historian, policy analyst and author. The Democrat called it her first “protest vote.”
The Green Party of Allegany, Steuben and Cattaraugus counties will welcome Green Party New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins during three local campaign appearances this Sunday, Sept. 28.
Cuomo added that while it will be up to the campaigns and the proposed sponsors of the debates to decide the ground rules and who is included, he said it’s hard to exclude the third-party candidates, which already includes Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and potentially others.
A new poll finds that six weeks before elections, Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintains a double-digit lead against his Republican opponent, but the governor’s job performance rating has hit an all-time low.
The Siena Research Institute poll finds Cuomo continues to be around 30 points ahead of Republican challenger Rob Astorino, leading 56 to 27 percent. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins received seven percent. Earlier this year, Cuomo's Republican opponent Rob Astorino said he wanted to debate Cuomo one-on-one, but has warmed up to the idea of allowing Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins to participate.