Nick Popaditch, Cigar-Smoking Marine Vet, Joins CA Congressional Race

By JJ Duncan on
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