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Howie Hawkins
Howie Hawkins Green for President

Most of the attention has been on President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Democratic primary, but third parties are also getting ready for 2020. Howie Hawkins is the co-founder of the U.S. Green Party. He has unsuccessfully run for governor of New York three times and U.S. Senate once. In 2016, Hawkins was the Green Party’s candidate for vice president and he is now the party’s candidate for president. On a visit to Plattsburgh, Hawkins told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he was drafted by Greens across the country to run.

Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution: a set of proposed economic stimulus programs to address climate change and racial and social economic inequalities. Over the weekend, about 100 people attended a Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.

Voters have just about a month to decide on November’s midterms.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn of New York’s 21st House district wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn of New York’s 21st House district continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Hudson Valley residents had a chance to weigh in on the legalization of adult-use marijuana in New York. They did so in Newburgh Monday night at one of 17 listening sessions being held across the state.

What is voters’ appetite for third-party candidates in next month’s midterms?
In today’s Congressional Corner, Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn of New York’s 21st House district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his interview with Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield of New York’s 19th House district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his interview with Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield of New York’s 19th House district.

Howie Hawkins, a two-time Green Party candidate for New York governor who finished third in the 2014 election, has announced that he's again seeking the party's nomination to run in the November election.

The Green candidate who twice ran for northern New York’s congressional seat announced late Tuesday afternoon that he will not run a third campaign.

In 2014, northern New York’s 21st Congressional District race was for an open seat as then-Democratic incumbent Bill Owens announced he would retire from his seat.  Republican Elise Stefanik became the youngest women ever elected to the House by defeating two opponents: Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Matt Funiciello.  Funiciello surprised many by taking nearly 11 percent of the vote. Funiciello tells WAMC that he is excited to be running for the Congressional seat once again.

Much of the political world is paying attention to names like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton this weekend. But third party hopeful Jill Stein was in Albany Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the communities the so-called "oil trains" pass through. She referred to this portion of her "listening tour" as "the height of environmental injustice," and that's just one issue on Stein's list of priorities as she mulls over a run for the presidency.

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Third-party candidates often look to young voters to boost their campaigns.  The Green Party candidate seeking New York’s 21st district U.S. House seat held by retiring Democrat Bill Owens was on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Wednesday evening.

If the polls are correct, the Green Party candidate for governor of New York, Howie Hawkins, will get about ten percent of the vote next Tuesday. With the campaign now in its final days, Hawkins spoke with WAMC news today and said it has exceeded all expectations.

The Green Party candidate for governor of New York, making a statewide tour, says there’s always been an alternative, left leaning candidate for governor, and he says his chances to win votes are now better than ever.

Green Party of the U.S.

As the primary nears in New York’s 21st Congressional district race, the number of candidates is tightening. Two Republicans have dropped out, leaving two-time candidate Matt Doheny challenging former White House aide Elise Stefanik, who has party backing.
In the Democratic race, Stephen Burke is challenging endorsed candidate Aaron Woolf. And there may be a primary among the Green Party candidates. Matt Funicello is facing off against St. Lawrence County farmer and environmental advocate Donald Hassig.  In our continuing series, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Hassig about his campaign.

Matt Funicello for Congress

The decision of New York Democratic Congressman Bill Owens to retire from his 21st district seat has piqued interest from a number of candidates. There are primary races in the Republican, Democratic and the Green parties. In our continuing series meeting the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Green Party candidate Matt Funicello.

Matt Funicello for Congress

The decision of New York Democratic Congressman Bill Owens to retire from his 21st district seat has piqued interest from a number of candidates. There are primary races in the Republican, Democratic and the Green parties. In our continuing series meeting the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Green Party candidate Matt Funicello.