Candidate name: Nick PopaditchParty affiliation: Republican District: California's 51stDistrict Map: Solid Democratic
Military experience: Marines, 1986-1992 and 1995-2005Overseas experience: Iraq, 2003-04 Service rank: Gunnery Sergeant
Opponent: Bob FilnerMilitary experience: None Incumbent: Bob Filner
Popadtich campaign web siteFliner campaign web site
From his web site: Popaditch, on national defense -- As your Congressman I pledge to rebuild our military to pre-1990 levels, which is absolutely necessary in today’s dangerous world. Our Constitution clearly defines the RESPONSIBILITY of the Federal Government to provide for the Nation’s security. More troops, equipped with the best technology this great Nation can build, supported by empowered intelligence to fight both traditional wars and asymmetrical conflicts.
-- Complied by Leo Shane III