Rep. Shimkus ‘wowed’ by rocker Ted Nugent

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) was “wowed” on Friday by rocker Ted Nugent, who joined the lawmaker for a roundtable discussion in St. Louis.

Shimkus tweeted this photo of himself at KMOX-FM, with Nugent, radio talk show host Mark Reardon and St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

Nugent is an outspoken conservative whose political activism has won him plenty of friends on the right.

Nugent has considered running for political office, saying in 2005 that he was “getting real close to deciding to run” for governor of Michigan, before deciding against it.

Shimkus, a four-term representative from Springfield, Ill., was amazed by Nugent’s big personality, tweeting, “Ted Nugent’s personality fills the”