The Brief: Texas Political News for Oct. 23, 2013

The Big Conversation

A tame 2014 down-ballot race picked up a little star power on Tuesday.

Rock musician and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent, best known in recent years for hurling profane insults at President Barack Obama and other Democrats, told the Tribune that he has signed on to serve as treasurer and co-chairman of former state Rep. Sid Miller's campaign for agriculture commissioner.

"I believe in guys who stand by the Constitution," Nugent, a Waco resident, said by phone while hanging a mounted ram on a wall in his home, as the Tribune's Neena Satija reports. "I believe ...

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