Kid Rock confirms Michigan Senate run

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Musician Kid Rock has announced his bid for the U.S. Senate in Michigan.

In a tweet Wednesday, Rock, whose birth name is Robert James Ritchie, wrote that the website “” was real and to stay tuned for “a major announcement in the near future.”  

Republicans in Michigan have reportedly been considering Rock to run on the GOP ticket in 2018 to challenge incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow for her seat.

Michigan GOP press officer Sarah Anderson told Fox News in February that she was unaware if Rock would run for office in the state, but that she thinks it “would be awesome” if he did.

Rock, an outspoken conservative, endorsed Mitt Romney for president during his 2012 campaign. He told The Guardian in 2015 that he’s a Republican on certain issues, but leans toward the middle on others.

“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock said.

The singer visited President Donald Trump at the White House in April with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and fellow musician Ted Nugent.

If Kid Rock is serious about running and wins the Senate seat, he would be the first GOP candidate to win that seat since 1998. Incumbent Stabenow has held her seat since 2000.

3 thoughts on “Kid Rock confirms Michigan Senate run

  1. Sounds like Bob has received the mandatory standard/sub-standard lying and manipulation training necessary to qualify for the position.
    Senator Kid Rock.
    I’m pretty sure this is one of the signs of the beginning of the Apocalypse.

  2. I’d rather have him than ANY of the F-ks we got in there now

    we need to push out all the entrenched politicos , and get some humans in there

    Kid Rock works for a living

    the current pile of Bunk, pay people to scratch their ass for them with our money.. than turn around and lie to us as S.O.P.

  3. “As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock said.”

    Soon to be mandatory.

    Hell, he’s already got the showmanship part down pat.

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