New York Daily News: Howie Hawkins Announces Run for Governor on Green Party Line

By Ken Lovett

Howie Hawkins, who is annoucing on Wednesday another bid for governor on minor Green Party line, is under no illusion he will win.

Instead, he wants to “quadruple” his performance from four years ago when he raised $45,000 and garnered about 60,000 votes.

“If we can raise $200,000 and get 250,000 votes, that would be more votes than any candidate on the independent left has ever gotten,” Hawkins told me during a brief interview prior to his press conference.

Doing so would send a strong message to Gov. Cuomo–and the media–of the unrest on the left.

“It would allow us to say we’re as strong as anyone on the independent left, if you want to speak to the left, speak to us,” Hawkins said.

Read the full article here.

Thanks to Ballot Access News and Independent Voter Network for the link.

6 thoughts on “New York Daily News: Howie Hawkins Announces Run for Governor on Green Party Line

  1. Mark Axinn

    Howie came in third (of seven candidates) four years ago as the Green Party candidate and of course Warren Redlich came in fourth as the Libertarian Party candidate.

    I hope that both the Greens and the Libertarians quadruple their 2010 results.

  2. paulie

    I hope that both the Greens and the Libertarians quadruple their 2010 results.

    That seems a bit too optimistic as a realistic prediction and not far reaching enough as a pure wish.

  3. Mark Axinn

    It’s a wish.

    Definitely not a prediction.

    I will be very satisfied if the LP gets just 4% more this year than four years ago; but I will be very, very happy if we get 400% more!

    Warren got 48,334. We need to beat that by only 1700 votes to achieve ballot status for the next four years.

    I do predict that Howie will make it as well, probably somewhere around the same vote count as he got in 2010.

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