Nick Popaditch, 42, is bringing something different to a California congressional election. The decorated Marine veteran who was famously photographed smoking a cigar after triumphantly entering Baghdad in 2003, announced Tuesday that he's running for California's 51st Congressional District. The heavily-democratic 51st runs from San Diego's suburbs to Arizona along the border with Mexico. It is currently held by Democrat Bob Filner who reclaimed the seat in 2008 with 73 percent of the...Read Full Story
Nick Popaditch is a Marine veteran who was photographed smoking a cigar after occupying Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. He later lost an eye during an attack in 2004 and now wears a glass eye emblazoned with the Marine logo.