Conservative rocker Ted Nugent’s latest foray on the 2014 campaign trail is helping to raffle off an AR-15 rifle for former Rep. Tom Tancredo’s (R-CO) gubernatorial campaign.
Nugent, just coming out of the national controversy spotlight for campaigning for Texas attorney general Greg Abbott’s (R) gubernatorial campaign, has turned his sights on Colorado, which passed landmark background check legislation in 2013:
Ted Nugent here, with an important message for you: There’s a very good reason I’m supporting Tom Tancredo in his gubernatorial campaign. Tom is relentless. As a congressman, he made waves in Washington by vehemently opposing President Bush’s wasteful spending spree, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and of course, insane infringements to our sacred Second Amendment rights. Mark my words: we’ll keep our guns if Tom wins this race.
I fight hard everyday. But I need you to join me – so I’m willing to give you some incentive…How would you like a brand new AR-15 for free?
Gun raffles are becoming increasingly popular this election cycle. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), one of the top tier candidates in the Republican primary for Senate in Georgia, has raffled off a rifle in his campaign.
Tancredo, a staunch border hawk, has made some of the most outlandish arguments on immigration reform in the past. He once, for instance, cited Miami of the “third world country” the United States could resemble due to immigration. In June 2013, while arguing against immigration reform his response to a proposal by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and a number of other lawmakers (including Republicans) was simply “Who believes this sh*t?” He’s also called Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor a member of the “Latino KKK.”
(H/t: ABC News)
(Photo credit: Tancredo for Governor)