Kid Rock Makes Move Towards Possible US Senate Run

  • Kid Rock Makes Move Towards Possible US Senate Run

Kid Rock Makes Move Towards Possible US Senate Run

The famous rocker ― who also goes by "Detroit cowboy", "American badass" or simply "the Kid" ― hinted at a bid for a Senate seat in MI by tweeting to his fans that the website KidRockforSenate.com is real. Kid Rock could be testing the waters to see if people take him seriously.

The 46-year-old musician, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, tweeted out on Wednesday that his campaign website, is, in fact, for real. "The answer is an absolute YES".

The website Kid Rock For Senate shows a photo of Ritchie, with the caption, "Are you scared?" Record site. Items include t-shirts, yard signs, hats, and stickers.

It features slogans such as "Pimp of the nation", "I'll rock the party" and "In rock we trust", leading some fans to speculate that the website could be part of a marketing stunt.

Also important to note: There is no Federal Election Committee filing about Rock's alleged run for Senate.

"The more attention we can bring to the need to defeat Debbie Stabenow the better off we will be in November of 2018!" she said.

Best known for his song "All Summer Long" and his duet with Sheryl Crow ("Picture"), Kid Rock tweeted again later to say he'll have a major announcement in the near future. Rumors have swirled that Ritchie might enter politics since he campaigned for Mitt Romney in 2012, and speculation renewed in February after the Michigan Republican Party Convention floated his name as a potential Senate candidate. "Look, I tend to vote Republican, but I don't like the hardcore views on either side and I'm not in bed with anybody", he told Rolling Stone in 2013.

Kid Rock may be running for the United States Senate. The Kid teased a 2018 senatorial run, presumably in MI, with a campaign website he publicized last night.

"Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind", closed Kid Rock's statement. I concede he's better at playing guitar and I'll keep doing what I do best: "fighting for MI".