Legendary musician, reality TV personality, outdoorsman, outspoken conservative and vocal Second Amendment rights advocate Ted Nugent endorsed conservative businesswoman Jessica Fair Taylor while attending his Constitution Day celebration in Centreville, Michigan.
The Taylor campaign said that this endorsement further “validates Jessica Taylor’s status as the only true conservative outsider in the race for Senate in Alabama.”
“The Nugent family, we endorse Jessica Taylor because she will bring back the real America that we all love,” Nugent said. “Jessica is a freedom warrior unlike other candidates, and I think she’s the one worth your vote because she’ll never back down to the America-hating mob or spineless, soulless RINOs. Jessica Taylor is the true conservative outsider running for Senate and I know she will be a fighter that will always ring the bells of freedom for us.”
Taylor thanked Nugent for his endorsement.
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of a conservative firebrand like Ted Nugent,” Taylor said. “I’m running to fight for our shared conservative principles that were enshrined into our Constitution and to fight to protect America from the radical left’s socialist power grab.”
Nugent broke on to the music scene in the 1970s with 1977’s Cat Scratch Fever. Other hits include Death by Misadventure (1977), Dog Eat Dog (1976), Fred Bear (1995), Free For All (1976), Great White Buffalo (1974), Hibernation (1974), Little Miss Dangerous (1986), Paralyzed (1979), Stormtroopin’ (1975), Stranglehold (1975) and Wang Dang Sweet Poontang (1977).
Nugent is better known for modern audiences from his TV shows Spirit of the Wild (2001-) on the Outdoor Channel, Running Wild with Ted Nugent (2009) and the reality TV series Surviving Nugent (2003-2004). Nugent has also been a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association.
Taylor is a businesswoman and mother. She was a Republican candidate for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in 2020, but narrowly failed to make the Republican primary runoff. Now-Congressman Barry Moore went on to win both the Republican nomination and the seat.
Taylor faces a crowded Republican primary field. Qualifying won’t open for weeks, but already Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama; former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard; and former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt are running for the open U.S. Senate seat. Former Brighton Mayor Brandaun Dean is running for the Democratic nomination.
Incumbent Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, was first elected in 1986 and will retire when his current term ends.
The Republican primary is May 24, 2022.