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Decorated Marine to run for (liberal) Filner's seat (A Duncan Hunter guy)
San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/10/09 | John Marelius

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, I’ve seen our liberties under assault and our children’s future being sold away by an expanding government that limits individual freedom and responsibility,” Popaditch said in. his announcement.

Filner’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010election; ca2010; chulavista; duncanhunter; elections; fallujah; gopprimary; gunnypop; marine; oifveterans; popaditch; popo
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Hell yes.


1 posted on 11/10/2009 8:28:46 PM PST by pissant
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To: 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; absolootezer0; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; ajolympian2004; ...

PING


2 posted on 11/10/2009 8:30:15 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 11/10/2009 8:30:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Brad's Gramma

We had a great interview with Hunter tonight. Will get it posted in the morning.


4 posted on 11/10/2009 8:31:49 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Awesome news!! Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 11/10/2009 8:32:10 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: jimrob

here’s one we should be able to pick off from the marxists!!!


6 posted on 11/10/2009 8:32:19 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Cool! Thanks!


7 posted on 11/10/2009 8:33:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: gidget7

The man is a hero! He was in severe firefights in Falluja, and lost an eye!!


8 posted on 11/10/2009 8:33:14 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Great news!


9 posted on 11/10/2009 8:33:42 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pissant

So I saw! Let’s see the idiots in this country TRY and discredit this fine American Hero!!


10 posted on 11/10/2009 8:34:29 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: jazusamo

I’m so proud of Hunter, he has been going around the country and getting conservative combat veterans to run for office!


11 posted on 11/10/2009 8:35:03 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Love the Marine emblem for the pupil. Semper Fi!


12 posted on 11/10/2009 8:35:13 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (To all of our Veterans and Active Duty. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!)
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To: teenyelliott

Ping a ling


13 posted on 11/10/2009 8:36:06 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

We need more of them to run.


14 posted on 11/10/2009 8:37:29 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (To all of our Veterans and Active Duty. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!)
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To: DHSMostWanted

He’s obviously proud to be a Marine!


15 posted on 11/10/2009 8:37:58 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

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.


16 posted on 11/10/2009 8:39:54 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: DHSMostWanted

No doubt.

Hunter has stumped for this guy in Idaho

http://www.vaughnward.com/home

And this guy in Arizona as well...

http://www.votejessekelly.com/


17 posted on 11/10/2009 8:40:00 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Frantzie

I’m pulling for Ron Paul’s son. He seems like a pretty good conservative.


18 posted on 11/10/2009 8:40:45 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Heck yeah. We need more military and also some good doctors like Coburn.


19 posted on 11/10/2009 8:40:56 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: pissant
I’m so proud of Hunter

Absolutely...We need many more like him to further the Conservative cause and especially in getting former military to run for office.

20 posted on 11/10/2009 8:42:26 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; buckeye49; AuntB; cripplecreek

http://cigarmarine.com/


21 posted on 11/10/2009 8:43:36 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Cee-gar Man US Marine

Bump for Gunny Popaditch!


22 posted on 11/10/2009 8:54:04 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: pissant

OH YEAH!!!

Check out his website...awesome.

http://www.popaditchforcongress.com/

I’m sure he will need big $$$ to fight the rat.


23 posted on 11/10/2009 8:56:24 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: pissant

Thanks, pissant, got it marked.


24 posted on 11/10/2009 8:56:36 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Just A Nobody

BUMP! :-)


25 posted on 11/10/2009 8:58:06 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Just A Nobody; jazusamo


26 posted on 11/10/2009 8:58:48 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Reagan Man; BerthaDee; Petronski; BossLady; Lancey Howard; colorcountry

Here’s something we can all agree on


27 posted on 11/10/2009 9:01:49 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
During the war, several hundred news-addicted Freepers kept up with fast-breaking events on daily threads called "Operation Iraqi Freedom--The Situation Room--Day #___".

How cool is that?!?! "We" are mentioned on the web site. Thanks for the link and ping.

28 posted on 11/10/2009 9:02:06 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: pissant
California's 51st District
29 posted on 11/10/2009 9:02:14 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Just A Nobody; jimrob; WalterSkinner; teenyelliott; JustAmy

he’s even a lurker!!!


30 posted on 11/10/2009 9:03:39 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jazusamo

Hi ya, jaz! Busy, busy...lots happening, huh?


31 posted on 11/10/2009 9:03:46 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Gene Eric

The Marine vs the marxist!!!!


32 posted on 11/10/2009 9:04:12 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Appreciate the ping ... and YESSSSS
33 posted on 11/10/2009 9:05:10 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: pissant

The photo album is great! How awesome that Duncan Hunter is helping him launch his campaign. Two great Americans!


34 posted on 11/10/2009 9:05:29 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: pissant

When you want the job done, send a Marine! Go Nick, pro Americans are behind you!


35 posted on 11/10/2009 9:05:47 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: pissant

God bless and be with him, and the United States of America!


36 posted on 11/10/2009 9:08:08 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Just A Nobody

I can see why he’d want Hunter. The most rock ribbed patriot since RWR.


37 posted on 11/10/2009 9:08:52 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

WooHoo! Hi “Gunny Pop” — We support you!


38 posted on 11/10/2009 9:09:08 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: MHGinTN

BUMP


39 posted on 11/10/2009 9:09:12 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

BUMP!!


40 posted on 11/10/2009 9:09:34 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: presently no screen name

Damn, 2010 can’t come fast enough. LOL


41 posted on 11/10/2009 9:10:17 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I can see why he’d want Hunter.

Hopefully, America will soon see why WE NEED Hunter!

42 posted on 11/10/2009 9:10:57 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: LucyJo

Amen!!


43 posted on 11/10/2009 9:11:01 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Just A Nobody

And I’m happy to be on the ground floor of that movement, along with some fellow patriots! LOL


44 posted on 11/10/2009 9:11:43 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jazusamo
especially in getting former military to run for office.

YES!! I'd love to see more and more of this. And, I'm sure it scares the 'rats and that makes it all the more sweeter. Our military is now fighting the domestic 'terrorists'!
45 posted on 11/10/2009 9:14:44 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: pissant

Go, Gunny, go!


46 posted on 11/10/2009 9:15:53 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: presently no screen name; Just A Nobody; All

From his webiste:

I love my country. I spent the majority of my adult life in her service in the United States Marine Corps until I was wounded in action and medically retired. I’ve seen the greatness of freedom experienced for the first time by people who’ve never known it, and gained a greater appreciation for our own liberties. My freedom was bought and paid for by our Founding Fathers and again by my father’s generation. The chain of custody has been handed down to me and my generation to secure our liberties for our children and for theirs.

Since returning home, I’ve seen our liberties under assault and our children’s future being sold away by an expanding government that limits individual freedom and responsibility. Our Founders knew that the larger the government, the smaller the individual. Irresponsible spending, intrusive regulations, and a growing deficit are crippling our children’s future. Indecision in the face of our enemies, who seek to destroy our way of life, and a lack of resolve in securing our borders, weakens us as a nation. This is not the country I will leave to my children.

It is time for me to redeploy again and “Take the Hill”. I hope you will join me.

POPADITCH for Congress


47 posted on 11/10/2009 9:16:05 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Mr. Silverback

See post 47. I’m giving this man some cash!!!!


48 posted on 11/10/2009 9:16:43 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kristinn

Ping


49 posted on 11/10/2009 9:19:37 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Good idea!

[Begins looking through the couch cushions for extra cash]

:-)


50 posted on 11/10/2009 9:19:47 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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