Friday, February 21, 2014

Ted Nugent on the Campaign Trail with Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott (left) and Ted Nugent are pictured in this composite. | AP Photos
Abbott says Nugent helps expose his opponent's 'weaknesses' on the 2nd Amendment. | AP Photos


Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says Ted Nugent is accompanying him on the trail to expose Wendy Davis’s weakness on gun rights. 

Abbott, who has come under fire for campaigning with the controversial rocker, told reporters at an event in North Texas on Tuesday that his opponent was “suffering” for her views on the Second Amendment, and that Nugent would help voters see her as a flip-flopper. He also said Davis’s association with President Barack Obama was a bigger turn-off to Texans than his sharing the stage with Nugent. 

“Sen. Davis knows she is suffering with voters because of her flipping and flopping on 2nd Amendment gun laws, and she knows that Ted Nugent calls her out on her disregard for Second Amendment rights,” Abbott said, according to a Dallas Morning News report. “We are going to expose Sen. Davis’s weaknesses on the Second Amendment and show that in this area and in so many other areas, she represents the liberalism of Barack Obama that is so bad for Texas.”


  1. I can't imagine a bigger boost for Wendy Davis. If this guy is the presumed republican nominee, why the hell would he show all of his cards so early in the process? This should give Wendy a big break that she never could have found otherwise.

  2. The truth is that with current voter suppression laws in Texas, Wendy Davis still has some very high hurdles to overcome. Hopefully people who are denied the right to vote in the primaries or may actually be informed of discrepancies with their voter ID cards via the mail will get all of their ducks in a row in time for the general gubernatorial election. There might be a judicial showdown, but I tend to doubt it. The funny thing is that many conservative or long-time voters may also be caught in this trap. So it's anybody's guess which candidate will be hurt the most.

  3. Wendy Davis has staked out some interesting positions, though I don't know if we can trust her. But if you're going to win in Texas, you have to be against gun control.

  4. When both candidates are fighting over who supports gun rights more, the big loser is the gun control movement.

    1. Yeah, guns, God and capital punishment. That's what Texans like.

    2. And DONT forget it!

  5. With racist Ted Nugent in the picture gun loons have their leader on the job. No doubt the gun loons will increase their donations to the NRA knowing their racist NRA leader is involved in the campaign.