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Texas gubernatorial candidate who embraced Nugent welcomes rocker's apology for Obama slur
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:23 PM EST
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says Ted Nugent "rightly apologized" for degrading comments that resurfaced after Abbott welcomed the polarizing rocker to his campaign for Texas governor.
Nugent last month called President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel" in an interview. He apologized earlier Friday after Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky disavowed the remark.
Abbott said Nugent's comment was "not the kind of language I would use or endorse in any way."
Democrats have called on Abbott to distance himself from Nugent.