After teasing his candidacy by selling yard signs, Kid Rock has confirmed that he will be running for U.S. Senate. In a new note posted on his website, he said that he still has 15 days to file paperwork with the FEC and make his run official. “It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101,” he writes.
He also called out Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow—the incumbent who he’s challenging in next year’s election. “Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind,” he writes. “I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!”
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
Rock also addressed his would-be political opponent, longtime Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), saying that while she plays politics, he will be “a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS.”
The singer visited President Donald Trump at the White House in April with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and fellow musician Ted Nugent.
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.
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
Stabenow has held her seat in Michigan since 2000, and won re-election in 2012 with 58 percent of the vote.
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