5th District Green Party Candidate Wages Campaign Of Principle

Published in the Hartford Courant


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?”

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