May 1, 2008
Hartford, CT—Hartford attorney and Green Party congressional candidate Stephen Fournier yesterday filed an official Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Fournier is vying for the First District seat now held by John Larson, in a campaign sparked by Larson's refusal to support the impeachment of George Bush.
To appear on the ballot in November, Fournier must collect 2,050 petition signatures from voters in the First District, and he is organizing with that task as the top priority. He has a site on the Internet, www.fournierforcongress.org, that solicits volunteers and cash donations and that features a video clip with two of his grandchildren.
Fournier's campaign is focused on corruption, which he blames for the nation's involvement in war, the collapse of the economy, the pollution of the environment, and the curtailment of constitutional rights. He says cleaning up Congress is "a dirty job that somebody has to do."
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