Megadeath Frontman Endorses Santorum

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Dave Mustaine performing on stage during the Download Festival (Photo Credit: Dave Etheridge-Barnes / Getty Images)

Dave Mustaine performing on stage during the Download Festival (Photo Credit: Dave Etheridge-Barnes / Getty Images)

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Washington (CBS DC) – Rick Santorum picked up a heavy endorsement by a music legend.

In an interview with musicradar.com, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth discussed politics and the candidate he settled on was Senator Santorum.

“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,” he said.

Mustaine also discussed the other candidates, including Ron Paul, who he had some less-than-flattering words for. “I heard somebody say he was like insecticide – 98 percent of it’s inert gases, but it’s the two percent that’s left that will kill you,” he said.

Mustaine long has had an opinion for politics. In 1992 he was a correspondent for MTV’s “Rock the Vote.” That year it was reported that he voted for Bill Clinton.

In 2004, he said democratic candidate John Kerry “is a mistake” who “will ruin our country.”

CBS DC reached out to the Santorum campaign for comment.

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