Willie Nelson sold out a 1,400 seat theater in Lorain, Ohio, on Sunday Jan. 29 in support of Congressman Dennis Kucinich D – OH. As a result of redistricting, Kucinich has been forced into a primary battle with fellow Democrat Mary Kaptur, whose campaign funding was recently reported as almost seven times that of Kucinich.”Dennis and I go a long way back,” Willie said before the show quote via the Chronicle-Telegram.
“Anything I’ve been interested in seeing done, he said, ‘What can I do to help?'”The pair first met in 2002, after the Congressman’s Prayer for America speech, in which he called the Patriot Act unconstitutional and cautioned that military spending was creating a “permanent war economy.” Upon hearing this declaration, Willie was compelled to contact the politician.”
[Willie’s] a man of the people,” says Kucinich.
“Very plain spoken, very sincere, big heart, great sense of humor [and] a pretty good golfer. He’s an amazing guy, and he’s a good friend.”The country legend also cited the Congressman’s position in favor of decriminalizing marijuana use as an issue he supports, saying he’d rather have American soldiers guarding the Mexican border than fighting abroad.
You may recall, the Redheaded Stranger was arrested in 2010 for possession of pot.”Whatever Dennis wants to do, I’m here to help,” Willie added.