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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, phoned a south state rally Wednesday that was seeking the release of a Marine arrested and locked up in Mexico.

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The Buzz: Tim Donnelly phones in to Andrew Tahmooressi rally

Published: Thursday, May. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am

Donnelly speaks out

to aid a jailed Marine

When Tim Donnelly was asked at a debate this month about the plight of a veteran jailed in Mexico on a gun matter, he said if he was governor he “would be landing on the border and holding a protest and demanding that they free our Marine.”

“We need to make a lot of noise,” Donnelly said.

On Wednesday, Donnelly said on Twitter that he called in to just such a rally, in San Ysidro. He lacked the imprimatur of the Governor’s Office but took the opportunity to make noise.

“Just spoke via phone at the SD protest rally demanding his release!” Donnelly wrote. “Let us not rest until he is home! Godspeed.”

The controversy surrounding the incarceration of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi involves not only a border crossing but carrying guns where they are not allowed. Donnelly knows something about that: The former member of the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Project is on probation for carrying a loaded firearm into Ontario International Airport in 2012.

Tahmooressi said he mistakenly crossed the border when he made a wrong turn, according to UT San Diego. Donnelly said he forgot he had the gun in his carry-on bag.

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