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Ted Nugent to speak at Miller Auditorium

March 24, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Rock musician and outspoken political conservative Ted Nugent will give a free, public talk at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

Nugent's speech is titled "God, Guns and Rock n Roll," which is also the title of his best-selling book from 2000. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Also known as "The Nuge" and "The Motor City Madman," Nugent is a hard rock guitarist and vocalist, who originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes. He is noted for his conservative political views and his pro-hunting and pro-gun positions. Originally from Detroit, Nugent has been rumored as a possible Republican candidate for Michigan state office, including governor, but he has never formally declared or filed for election. He resides in Crawford, Texas, not far from the home President George W. Bush.

"We are excited and honored to host Ted Nugent," says Megan Buwalda, chair of the WMU College Republicans, sponsors of the event. "Gun rights have been a very hot topic on campus recently, and we feel that Ted Nugent will contribute positively to the discourse in our community."

Visit www.rso.wmich.edu/gop for more information about Ted Nugent's presentation at Miller Auditorium and the WMU College Republicans.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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