Controversial Rocker Ted Nugent Campaigns for Greg Abbott

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:01pm

Denton (KDAF) -- Before Greg Abbott took to the microphone in front of a crowd of supporters in Denton Tuesday, he let a controversial rocker spread his message.

"This is the last bastion of rugged individualism," said Ted Nugent.

Nugent is known for holding little back in his attacks on the democratic party.

He's also known for VH1's 1998 "Behind the Music," when he admitted to having affairs with underage girls.

"I got the stamp of approval from their parents. I guess they figured better Ted Nugent than some drug-infested punk in high school," Nugent said in the special.

That has some, including Abbott's likely democratic opponent Wendy Davis, asking why Abbott would want to be associated with Nugent.

"Greg Abbott's embrace of Ted Nugent and his ideals is an insult to every woman in Texas, and it should be an insult to every man, every husband, brother, father, son in Texas. I think the fact that Greg Abbott is embracing those principles is repulsive. Texans should consider it and will consider it," said Davis in Fort Worth Tuesday.

"She's good at being disgusted because she's disgusting," said Nugent.

Nugent tried his best to deflect questions about his past, as Abbott's press aids tried, feverishly, to keep reporters and cameras away.

"If we're going to try to fight these fiends off, we can't do it in the parking lot. I'll knock these people out," said Nugent.

Abbott refused again and again to comment on Nugent's controversial statements.

"I can't comment on them, because I don't know what he said," said Abbott.

Instead, he claimed Wendy Davis should be more concerned about her link to the President.

"If there's this affect of relationship that they want to trump up, then that will be to the detriment to the Davis campaign because of their ties to Barack Obama," said Abbott.

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