Skip to comments.Decorated Marine to run for (liberal) Filner's seat (A Duncan Hunter guy)
Posted on 11/10/2009 8:28:46 PM PST by pissant
Decorated Marine veteran Nick Popaditch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 51st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Bob Filner.
Nicknamed Gunny Pop, Popaditch served two separate stints in the Marines. He was a tank commander during the Persian Gulf war and honorably discharged in 1992 after six years.
Tiring of civilian life, he rejoined the Marines in 1995. A widely circulated photograph after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 shows the tank commander and platoon sergeant smoking a cigar in front of the statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it down.
Popaditch, 42, was awarded the Silver Star for combat actions during the battle for Fallujah. During that battle he was blinded in one eye by a rocket-propelled grenade to the head and given a medical retirement.
He announced his candidacy at events in Chula Vista and El Centro. He was introduced at both events by retired Rep. Duncan Hunter.
Since returning home, Ive seen our liberties under assault and our childrens future being sold away by an expanding government that limits individual freedom and responsibility, Popaditch said in. his announcement.
Filners 51st District runs the length of the California-Mexico border and is 48 percent Democratic to 27 percent Republican. The Chula Vista Democrat was re-elected in 2008 with 73 percent of the vote.
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We had a great interview with Hunter tonight. Will get it posted in the morning.
Awesome news!! Thanks for posting.
here’s one we should be able to pick off from the marxists!!!
The man is a hero! He was in severe firefights in Falluja, and lost an eye!!
So I saw! Let’s see the idiots in this country TRY and discredit this fine American Hero!!
I’m so proud of Hunter, he has been going around the country and getting conservative combat veterans to run for office!
Love the Marine emblem for the pupil. Semper Fi!
Ping a ling
We need more of them to run.
He’s obviously proud to be a Marine!
This is what we need. Military guys and also doctors like Tom Coburn and Ron Paul’s son.
Not McCain military RINOs or Naval Reserve or friends of merchant seamen like Lindsay Graham-nesty.
Hunter has stumped for this guy in Idaho
And this guy in Arizona as well...
I’m pulling for Ron Paul’s son. He seems like a pretty good conservative.
Heck yeah. We need more military and also some good doctors like Coburn.
Absolutely...We need many more like him to further the Conservative cause and especially in getting former military to run for office.
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