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Still time to run for Congress


Last updated 2/14/2008 at Noon

In 2006, the incumbent congressman in the 49th District, Mr. Issa, put out a press release that Israel needed “tough love” as, at the time, rockets were raining down on innocent women and children from Hezbollah in Lebanon. I had been in Lebanon in 1982 and knew the background to that situation.

The next day, I filed the papers to run against Issa and over the next 18 months visited with more than 1,600 people, one on one. I was amazed at the nearly 100 percent who felt that this nation is headed in the wrong direction and that Mr. Issa is a part of the problem.

As a former Captain of...

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