Q & A with Senate hopeful Daniel Gade

Q & A with Senate hopeful Daniel Gade

U.S. Senate hopeful, Dr. Daniel Gade, visited Luca’s Italian Restaurant in South Hill on Friday, October 16, 2020. Pictured is Gade (middle) along with Virginia Senator Frank Ruff (far right) and other attendees. (Jami Snead/South Hill Enterprise) Dr. Daniel Gade has thrown his hat into the ring in hopes of beating out Democratic Senator Mark Warner for his seat in Congress. Dr. Gade is a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and a professor at American University in Washington D.C. Over his military career Dr. Gade was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts. He is a graduate of West Point with the class of 1997 and has served the military in multiple locations in America and Korea. “In 2004, his unit deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He led his unit of 150 soldiers on many combat missions, was wounded by enemy fire twice, and was decorated for valor. His second combat wounding caused his entire right leg to be amputated, and he spent the next year in the hospital, enduring more than 40 surgeries.” I was able to sit with Dr. Gade at Luca’s Italian Restaurant on Friday afternoon where he graciously answered my questions about his plan if elected. “How will you fight to protect our Second Amendment rights if elected?” “I’m a constitutional absolutist and that means that the Constitution means what it says. I personally have and use a conceal carry permit and I know that the purpose of […]

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