What is going on Michigan politics? The other day it was revealed Kid Rock was being discussed as a potential senatorial candidate, now today we hear that Ted Nugent may launch a bid.
With Donald Trump winning the White House it seems that activists who have never held public office see an opening. If Trump can do it, why can’t they?
Nugent told the Daily Caller:
“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 told TheDCNF in an interview Wednesday.
“If these GOP sonsabitches don’t get it right this time I will come charging in as the ultimate WE THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE Mr FixIt Consitutional firebreathing shitkicker candidate from hell!” Nugent said on his official Facebook page, sharing the blog post.
And it seems Michigan Republicans would welcome Nugent to the fold. They have had zero luck in senate races in recent years. Debbie Stabenow won reelection in 2012, capturing 58% of the vote. Gary Peters won in 2014 by 13 points. So Nugent might be the bomb-thrower they need to make something happen:
“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, State Director for the Donald Trump campaign told TheDCNF.
“I would certainly welcome him giving it a hard look,” he said. “Ted [Nugent] would be the perfect person to tie together the Trump coalition with the Reagan Democrats and blue collar Democrats down river and in Macomb County,” Hagerstrom added, referring to birthplace of Reagan Democrats outside of Detroit.
Nugent said if he ran his slogan would be “Make Michigan, Michigan again.”
Here is a Facebook Post in where he hints at a run: