Ted Nugent is taking on a new role as campaign operative and promising to “raise as much hell” as he can from his new post, according to The Texas Tribune.
The Tribune reported late Tuesday that “the Nuge” has signed on to be the treasurer and co-chairman of former state Rep. Sid Miller’s bid to become agriculture commissioner in Texas.
“I believe in guys who stand by the Constitution,” Mr. Nugent, an American rock musician, told The Tribune on Tuesday. “I believe in guys who represent ‘we the people’ and common sense.”
Mr. Nugent has been a familiar face in conservative circles.
He endorsed Republican Mitt Romney’s 2012 bid for president and created some headaches for the Romney campaign after he told a National Rifle Association conference that “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Mr. Nugent told The Tribune that his job will be to “do media every day, and I’ll raise as much hell as I can.”