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Ted Nugent raffles AR-15 for Colo. candidate Tom Tancredo

- The Washington Times - Monday, March 17, 2014

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has enlisted the help of controversial rocker Ted Nugent to raffle off an AR-15 rifle to potential voters.

On the campaign's website, Mr. Nugent asks, "How would you like a brand new AR-15 for free?"

"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."

As a Congressman, Mr. Tancredo voted to reduce the firearm purchase waiting period but supported legislation placing some restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips, ABC News reported.

His fellow Republican challengers to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper include Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, state Sen. Greg Brophy, former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, and former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, the report said.

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