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Connecticut Sanders coordinator plans Green Party congressional run

piddockStephanie Piddock, the coordinator for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Democratic presidential campaign in Connecticut’s Fifth District and a local Occupy organizer, says she plans to seek the U.S. House seat in the district as a Green Party candidate next year.

In an e-mail statement, Piddock said, “The people need to be represented by The People, not by the moneyed elite whose wealth and self-interest profoundly disconnect them from our reality. As the political system exists right now, the metallic clang of money is speech, and the sinister rustle of dollars is a poor substitute for the vigor of votes.”

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty is expected to seek a third term in 2016. The last Green candidate in the district was Harold Burbank, who received 0.8% of the vote in his 2008 run.

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  1. paulie paulie September 9, 2015


  2. Jed Ziggler Jed Ziggler September 6, 2015

    Andy, I was just about to remove his comment. In the future, please do not respond to him or acknowledge him in any way. Thank you.

  3. Andy Andy September 6, 2015

    “Wake Up

    September 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    All the political parties big and small should unify, and dissolve themselves.”

    Hey look everybody, the scumbag government troll is back. Go peddle your bullshit elsewhere. Nobody here is buying it.

  4. Tim McKee Tim McKee September 6, 2015

    While some people are bitter and confused about the Green Party , we have Elected people to office here and across the country! Mayors, first select person, city Council, etc etc

    This is,a new person who is engaged and we should welcome that not boo her effort!

  5. Steve Fournier Steve Fournier September 3, 2015

    Connecticut Green Party is a political club that is incapable of electing candidates and altogether unwelcoming to people whose ideas diverge in any way from club protocols (see previous, anonymous post). This candidate should run as an independent.

  6. joejoebobbob joejoebobbob September 3, 2015

    The point of the Green Party is to build an independent alternative to the Democrats, not to be a part of the Democrats. Every party that has fused with the Democrats or Republicans has been destroyed. If this lady wants to run, she should resign her position with the sanders camp and change her affiliation to Green.

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