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Rick Santorum Endorsed By Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received an endorsement from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine Wednesday.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received an endorsement from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine Wednesday.

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has picked up a campaign endorsement from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

The heavy metal band's leader told MusicRadar.com what he thought about each of the four Republican presidential candidates:

“... You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House... and that it's Rick Santorum."

Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else.”

As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there.”

Still, Mustaine would pick any of the GOP candidates over President Barack Obama.

This isn't Mustaine's first foray into presidential politics.

According to his record label Road Runner Records, Mustaine gave an interview to Pit Magazine in October 2004, in which he said, "[John] Kerry is a mistake. He will ruin our country."

Mustaine didn't return a request for comment.

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