Willie Nelson to ‘fun raise’ for Rep. Kucinich

He may have briefly flirted with the idea of supporting Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign, but it seems Willie Nelson is going to keep on singing “Always on My Mind” to Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

The “On the Road Again” country singer is holding a “fun raiser” for Kucinich this weekend in the lawmaker’s home state, where he faces a tough congressional primary in March against fellow Ohio Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

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Last May, Nelson voiced his support for Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, in the presidential race. But days later, in an email posted on a TeaPot Party blog, Nelson backtracked on his endorsement, writing, “I still think [Johnson] is a good guy, but so is [Kucinich], and if he decided to run I would personally vote for him. If it came down to either him or Gary I’m already committed to Dennis. They both have said they support legal pot.”

The 78-year-old musician, who makes no secret of his fondness for funny-smelling cigarettes, helped campaign for Kucinich during his 2004 and 2008 White House bids.

But Kucinich has repeatedly said that he has no plans to challenge President Obama for the Democratic nomination this year.

Tickets for Sunday’s “meet and greet” with Nelson and Kucinich are being sold online for $100 each.