Kid Rock Announces 2018 Senate Run
Detroit-based musician Kid Rock appears to have launched a campaign to run for Senate in 2018.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
Kid Rock took to Twitter on Wednesday to verify that a new website, KidRockForSenate.com, is legitimate. The website reads, “are you scared?” along with a photo of the rocker next to a stuffed deer. The site also links to a web store to buy campaign merchandise.
The Macomb County musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, added that a big announcement was soon to come.
“Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future,” Kid Rock tweeted.
The Michigan Republican Party has previously hinted that they were seeking to draft Kid Rock to challenge Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2018, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Kid Rock had originally endorsed Ben Carson in the Republican primaries, but quickly shifted to support the Trump campaign.
“My feeling: Let the motherf*cking business guy run it like a f*cking business,” Kid Rock told Rolling Stone during an interview in February, 2016. “I’m digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same sh*t.”
The ‘Bawitdaba’ singer visited the White House in April along with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. The group made waves when they mockingly posed in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
In December, Kid Rock began selling red hats in his merch store that said, “Make America Badass Again” — a play on Trump’s iconic “Make America Great Again” hats. He also sold shirts that read “GOD GUNS & TRUMP,” and one which showed the electoral map and labeled the red areas as “America” and the blue as “Dumbfuckistan.”
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) December 5, 2016
Another shirt in his highly political merch store reads “_onald Trump,” then adds, “The ‘D’ is missing because it’s in every hater’s mouth.”