5th District Green Party Candidate Wages Campaign Of Principle
Harold A. Burbank II
This year, for the first time, the Green Party of Connecticut is fielding a full slate of congressional candidates: Stephen Fournier in the 1st Congressional District, Scott Deshefy in the 2nd, Ralph Ferrucci in the 3rd and Richard Duffee in the 4th.
Burbank, 51, a lawyer from Canton, is seeking to oust 5th District Rep. Christopher Murphy. Burbank voted for the freshman Democrat two years ago. But a 2007 forum at New Britain High School changed Burbank’s mind.
The subject was Iraq, and Burbank wanted to know why Murphy didn’t support an effort by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, to impeach President George W. Bush.
“I went down and took the microphone, and I said, ‘Mr. Murphy, you and I seem to agree that Mr. Bush has lied to the American people regarding weapons of mass destruction,'” Burbank recalled. “Why are you not joining your colleagues who are [drafting] articles of impeachment?”