“Uncle” Ted Nugent is a musician and outspoken conservative activists, and he just made an announcement that Democrats in Michigan aren’t going to like after the state went red for the first time in a presidential election since 1988.
Nugent, who has been a President Trump supporter from the start, said that he’s now mulling a Senate run in 2018 in order to “Make Michigan Michigan Again,” the Daily Caller reported.
“I’m always very interested in making my country and the great state of Michigan great again and there is nothing I wouldn’t do to help in any way I possibly can,” Nugent said.
If he decides to run, he’ll be facing incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow, who’s held onto her seat since 2000, but faces a tough re-election bid in 2018 as the Democrat Party continues to dig itself into a deeper hole. With his name recognition and strong support for the Constitution, Nugent may actually stand a chance after his home state went to President Trump in the past presidential election.
“Though we dodged the toxic blue bullet on November 8 and showed that the real Michigan is bright red, the embarrassing high-crime blue smudges in the state must be fixed and removed ASAP,” said Nugent, likely in reference to Detroit and other urban areas that have been destroyed by Democrat leadership.
Nugent isn’t the only rocker who’s being considered for a run in Michigan. Conservative activists and party officials alike have both shown support for Robert Ritchie, aka “Kid Rock,” making an attempt at unseating Stabenow.
Although Nugent shared an article about the race in a Facebook post that said “Kid Rock running may be more of a dream than a reality.” However, the story noted that Ritchie’s name being thrown around is “a reminder that the race is getting close,” which is likely why Nugent is considering a run of his own.
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“What sort of anti-American fool doesn’t believe we need secure borders?” and “What sort of Michael Moore freak sides with criminals instead of law enforcement heroes?” Nugent asked incredulously.
“Who on God’s good green earth can possibly support the redistribution of hard working Americans’ earnings to people unwilling to earn their own way?” he continued. “We the people are justifiably fed up with ‘Fedzilla’ and bureaucrats of every stripe,” he asserted.
Believe it or not, Michigan’s state director for Donald Trump’s campaign actually supports the idea of Nugent making a run.
“Ted Nugent is definitely someone who is in Michigan, he is involved in the public debates here, and he was really there for Donald Trump when he was needed,” Scott Hagerstrom said. “I would certainly welcome him giving it a hard look.”
Nugent’s platform would be one of fiscal conservatism and Constitutional accountability. He would also promote living within our means and doing away with counterproductive regulatory burdens that stifle economic growth.
As far as how the 68-year-old rocker views President Trump’s performance in the White House thus far, Nugent approves.
“He is addressing and acting upon the most obvious needed upgrades good Americans have been craving and demanding for a very long time,” he said.