Senator Kid Rock?
That could be a possibility now that the musician is throwing his name around and “exploring his candidacy,” he wrote in a statement to his official website July 26.
About two weeks after saying he was intending on running but failing to make a formal announcement, Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, wrote in the statement that in addition to claiming the website KidRockForSenate.com, he’s formed a nonprofit organization for the purpose of registering voters.
“Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows,” Kid Rock, 46, wrote while saying he will use the opportunity to contemplate a run for Senate in Michigan.
Read the full statement below:
When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com. I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls**t. As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story. The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians.
During this time while exploring my candidacy for US Senate, I am creating a 501(c)(4) – a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration. Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows. Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bulls**t about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.
One thing is for sure though…The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!
We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so to address this issue amongst others, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on mthrfkers. — Kid Rock
The Detroit musician stands a good chance at competing in the Senate race, according to an early poll released July 23. The poll, conducted by Delphi Analytical, showed that Kid Rock is slightly ahead of Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow.
There were 668 people surveyed in the poll, and Kid Rock received 30 percentage points compared to Stabenow’s 26. While the poll show a four-point lead for Kid Rock, it also shows a large number of undecided votes, with almost half saying they didn’t know who they’d vote for yet in the 2018 election.