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Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins on why he should be governor

Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, a retired UPS worker from Syracuse and former Vietnam war protester, is running for governor for the third time, challenging popular incumbent Andrew Cuomo from the left.

Hawkins, in a conversationwith WXXI’s Karen DeWitt, explains why he thinks he is a true alternative and not just a protest vote.

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau chief for the New York Public News Network, composed of a dozen newsrooms across the state. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.