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Ted Nugent vs. Kid Rock in Michigan Race?

Motor City Madman threatens Senate run

The Michigan Republican committee member who floated the idea of Kid Rock as a Senate candidate said he has no inside info on whether the musician is interested in running. But another Michigan rocker is threatening to jump into the race.

Ted Nugent, who has become as famous for his conservative politics as for his hits like “Cat Scratch Fever” told the Daily Caller he would consider running.

“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 the Motor City Madman.

Nugent later, uh, expanded on his speculation.

Uncle Ted
(via screenshot)

Nugent is one of rock’n’roll’s few vocal conservatives. An avid hunter and gun owner, he is on the board of the National Rifle Association.

But he has also made inflammatory and at times blatantly racist remarks.

He at various points called former President Barack Obama “a subhuman mongrel” and a “piece of s–t” and told him to “suck on my machine gun.” At that same concert, he called Hillary Clinton “a worthless bitch.”

In 2013, he was a guest of former Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, at Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, as Nugent is largely based in Texas and has a ranch in China Spring.

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