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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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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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