Ted Nugent to Campaign With Texas GOP Gov. Candidate

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Friday, 14 Feb 2014 09:20 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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Conservative rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent is teaming up with Greg Abbott on his campaign trail in the Texas race for governor.

Nugent, a Newsmax contributor who sits on the board of the National Rifle Association, will appear alongside the state’s attorney general on Tuesday during speeches in Denton and Wichita Falls, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Abbott, the likely GOP nominee for governor, is hoping to highlight his support of gun rights and his opposition to President Barack Obama’s policies by joining forces with Nugent, an outspoken advocate of the Second Amendment.

Nugent, whose column in Newsmax is called Locked and Loaded, has compared the Obama administration to coyotes who need to be shot, said the Morning News.

During the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, his angry attacks on Obama resulted in him being paid a visit by the Secret Service. "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,"he warned.

Last month, he made a racist tirade against Obama at the Las Vegas hunting and outdoor trade show. In an interview with Guns.com, Nugent referred to the "communist-educated"president as a "subhuman mongrel"and a "chimpanzee,"while also declaring that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has "spare scrotums.”

Abbott, who has been in a wheelchair since 1984 after a tree fell and struck his back when he was 26, is facing a tough election race against the likely Democrat nominee, state Senator Wendy Davis, in November.

Davis, who recently caused a controversy for fudging her biography, has enlisted the aid of several former advisers to President Barack Obama, according to the Morning News. In fact, half of the costs listed on the finance report for her campaign, Wendy Davis for Governor, went to Obama’s 2012 political team

On Thursday, Davis said that she supports same-sex marriage and attacked Abbott for defending the amendment in the Texas Constitution that defines marriage as solely between a man and woman. If elected, she vowed to repeal the voter-approved amendment that bans gay marriage.

Abbott’s spokesman Matt Hirsch hit back, saying, "Unlike Senator Davis’ positions on the issues, the Texas Constitution is not subject to change on the latest whims of the day."

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