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Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is billing himself as "Plan B" for New Yorkers who didn't vote for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in last month's Democratic primary. Hawkins, who garnered about 5 percent of the vote in finishing third in the 2014 gubernatorial election won by Cuomo, made that his overriding message Thursday as he kicked off his general election …

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Chalk up another endorsement for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's re-election bid, as the state's senior U.S. senator added his name and political heft to the growing list. In backing Cuomo for another term, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, also the Senate Minority Leader, cited the governor's "deep record of meaningful, progressive accomplishment – something he will only contin…