In ‘Rock’ We Trust?: Kid Rock Announces Plan for Potential Senate Run in Michigan

Wednesday, singer Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie) confirmed to his fans on social media that he is indeed planning a potential run for Senate in the State of Michigan against Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow who first elected in 2000. 

Launching the website, the singer is already selling politically themed merchandise to promote his planned 2018 campaign while offering fans (and potential voters alike) the opportunity to subscribe for email updates.


Via Twitter

In response to the announcement, Sen. Stabenow complimented the Rock’s guitar playing skills but expressed the singer should stick to his day job.

Via MLive

“I know we both share a love of music,” Stabenow said in a statement following Kid Rock’s Twitter proclamation that a “major announcement” on a potential Senate run was coming soon. “I concede he is better at playing the guitar and I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is fighting for Michigan.”

Stabenow is up for reelection in 2018, and two Republicans have formally announced their intentions to enter the party’s primary — Lena Epstein, former co-chair for President Donald Trump’s Michigan campaign, and former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young.

During the 2016 presidential election, Kid Rock endorsed Donald Trump and released a line of pro-Trump merchandise featuring a “God, Guns & Trump” shirt, and red trucker hat that reads “Make America Bad Ass Again.”

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