Kid Rock Announces 2018 US Senate Bid

by Abel Hampton July 14, 2017, 0:23
Kid Rock Announces 2018 US Senate Bid

Apparently, the rocker is trying to run for Senate, representing his home state of MI in 2018. It's not clear yet whether the singer is serious about his political aspirations or just punking the internet-for what it's worth, the Michigan GOP said it hadn't heard anything from Rock's team yet.

Later, the rocker, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, added: "I will have a major announcement in the near future". As in the website, which features Kid Rock sitting on a chair and next to a buck, on a star-spangled chair with the words ARE YOU SCARED? subtly placed beneath is legit. An assortment of slogans are presented, too, including "In Rock We Trust" and "You Never Met a Politician Quite Like Me". Considering the amount of celebrities that have made their entry into politics, there's a good chance this isn't a joke, but we really, really hope it is.

Another celebrity Trump supporter, Antonio Sabato Jr., announced that he would run for a House seat in a coastal Southern California district now held by Rep. Julia Brownley.

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised.

Would you vote for Kid Rock for U.S. Senator?

Then Mr. Rock confirmed that indeed he was running for Senate. The website also has images of what appears to be campaign paraphernalia: a bumper sticker, a T-shirt, a baseball cap, all bearing his campaign logo. Unless Ritchie's record label is sponsoring his run for Congress, this looks like a publicity stunt. In 2015, the "American Badass" rocker revealed he's a fiscal Republican, but a social libertarian.

If it does come to fruition, Rock would be challenging Debbie Stabenow for her Senate seat.

Rock singer stumps for Mitt Romney at 2012 campaign rally.

Sharing the news on Twitter on Wednesday 12 July, the award-winning country star told his fans that, following speculation, the rumours about him running for Senate.

Rock is a supporter of President Donald Trump, and visited the White House a few months ago on Trump's invitation.


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