With Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins piercing through double-digits in public polls, Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino says he is open to including the third-party candidate.

“You’ve got one of two people who can win the race – Andrew Cuomo or me. We’re the major party candidates,” Astorino said in a Capital Tonight interview on Friday. “I think it’s potentially up for discussion at the time of the debates, if Howie Hawkins is doing very well then maybe it should be considered.”

Hawkins has polled statewide at 10 percent, and in two congressional districts — the NY-19 and the NY-21 — Hawkins receives 12 percent of the vote in a race including Astorino and Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

Astorino has called repeatedly for televised debates in different regions of the state with Cuomo, who is running for a second term.

The Republican — who trails in name recognition and fundraising against Cuomo — has said the best forum would be for a one-on-one with Cuomo.

But as Hawkins makes a play for voters who backed Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout in last week’s Democratic primary — a contest that saw her receive 34 percent of the vote — the Green Party candidate could siphon some votes from the Democratic general election ticket.

Hawkins, along with Ralph Nader, sat for an exclusive interview that airs this evening on Capital Tonight.