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After other liberal party backs Cuomo, Green candidate hopes to woo progressives

    Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, seeking to unite disaffected Democrats and liberals, said he’s the lone progressive candidate left in the field after the labor-backed Working Families Party decided to endorse Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

  “I think they probably did us a favor,” Hawkins said at a State Capitol news conference. “They handed the torch to us...

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