While the presidential election is seven months away, the race is on to get enough petition signatures for third party candidates to get on the ballot here in the Empire State.

One of those candidates looking to make their mark this November is Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party's nominee in 2012 and 2016 who has a commanding lead in her party's primary for her third run.

Dr. Stein joined Capital Tonight on Wednesday to discuss the petition effort and her race as a progressive in the presidential primary contest.