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TPM: Romney Backer Ted Nugent Has History Of Extreme, Violent Political Rhetoric

On March 2, 2012, Talking Points Memo reported:

Ultra-conservative rocker Ted Nugent endorsed Mitt Romney on Friday. It’s the kind of backing that could do more harm than good.

According to Nugent’s Twitter feed, he made his decision after speaking with Romney himself.

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Romney hasn’t shied away from controversial endorsements this cycle — he accepted Donald Trump’s seal of approval, who led a birther revival last year. One of his 2008 campaign officials, Joe Arpaio, become an embarrassment for Republican officials this week when he held a press conference outlining his own theory that Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud (he has not endorsed a candidate in 2012). But Nugent’s allusions to violence likely put him in a league of his own.

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