Green Party Candidate Says NY Gov’s Race Is Like “Jersey Shore” | The New York Observer

“What is this, The Real Candidates Of Erie County?” said [NY Green Party Governor candidate] Howie Hawkins, an anti-nuclear activist who ran for the U.S. Senate as the Green Party candidate in 2006. “Actually, the constant bickering reminds me more of Jersey Shore. Maybe Cuomo should hire Snooki as his Press Officer. [Wait, what will Josh Vlasto do then?—DF] That’s about the level we’re at now.”

The Green Party is in a precarious state in New York. In order to automatically qualify for a ballot line, they must receive 50,000 votes for governor. The last time this happened was 1998, when the party nominated Grandpa Al Lewis from the television show The Munsters, [who was well-known in NY as a social justice activist]. In 2006, the writer Malachy McCourt fell about 8,000 votes short.

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“Both want to cut taxes for the wealthy and cut compensation for working New Yorkers,” Hawkins said. All that’s left to argue about is ‘who’s the bigger man?’ — and the media’s falling for it. Given the chance to debate, I can provide New Yorkers with a competing vision.”

via Green Party Candidate Says Gov’s Race Is Like “Jersey Shore” | The New York Observer.

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