Kid Rock for Senate? He Says It's Real!

Friday, 14 Jul, 2017

Kid Rock strongly hinted Wednesday that he is planning a run for the US Senate from his home state of MI for the 2018 election, reports USA Today. "The answer is an absolute YES", he said on his verified Twitter account. A tweet from Kid Rock on Wednesday started the buzz online when the musician conveyed that the website was real and an "announcement" was forthcoming.

Although the campaign website is already selling T-shirts, trucker hats and lawn signs that read "Kid Rock for U.S. Senate", there isn't much there to suggest the rapper's bid for the Senate is genuine. Even though some of the slogans on the website include phrases like, "party of the people", and "pimp of the nation", Kid Rock confirmed this is not a joke and he is completely serious about running for the vital role.

He followed that up with another post reading: 'Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future'. "Can't see you getting into politics". So, all in all, it's not entirely likely that Kid Rock will appear on the 2018 MI ballot. The idea of his potential candidacy for Senate was first reported back in February of 2017.

In April, the 46-year-old singer, along with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, met with President Trump in the White House.

Musician, record producer, and MI native Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, tweeted Wednesday that the website "kidrockforsenate.com" was "real" in an apparent effort to gin up interest in a run for public office. Ritchie did not confirm a Senate run in his tweets. He's previously said he's a Republican with middle-of-the-road social views, meaning he's not a fan of gay marriage or abortion, but doesn't oppose either. Debbie Stabenow who's up for re-election next year.

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. In 2012, Kid Rock supported Mitt Romney, and his song "Born Free" was Romney's campaign theme.