(The following was originally published in The Buffalo News.)
A group of about 15 people waited, serenaded by soft flute music and cooled by a fan. Then Howie Hawkins walked in.
A woman wearing a green hard hat belted, “Heeeere’s Howie!”
A year ago, Hawkins would not have guessed he’d be here – stopping for another visit as he campaigns for governor again.
Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for the New York State gubernatorial election taking place in November, campaigned Sunday in Buffalo.