"I believe in guys who stand by the Constitution," Nugent said. "I believe in guys who represent 'we the people' and common sense."
According to the Tribune, Nugent was "hanging up a freshly mounted ram on the wall of his home" during the phone interview.
The intensely conservative rocker has weighed in on politics plenty in the past, making a number of incendiary remarks about Democrats and liberals. In April of 2012, he said that he "will either be dead or in jail" if President Barack Obama were re-elected, a remark that led to a meeting with the Secret Service.
Neither dead nor incarcerated, Nugent told the Tribune what exactly he'll be doing in his campaign role.
“I do media every day, and I’ll raise as much hell as I can," he said.