Kid Rock performs on May 5, 2015 in New York City.
The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans.
The album that made Kid Rock Kid Rock (his real name is Robert Ritchie) is Devil Without a Cause.
Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, hinted at a possible political run on Twitter on Wednesday, sending one post that linked to a website, kidrockforsenate.com, and another saying that he ” will have a major announcement in the near future”.
He enthusiastically added: “The answer is an absolute YES”. But given Kid Rock’s longtime interest in politics, a senate run would not be surprising in the least.
The website provides no information, but the country singer is already selling campaign shirts, yard signs, hats and stickers through Warner Bros. In 2012, Kid Rock supported Mitt Romney, and his song “Born Free” was Romney’s campaign theme.
Earlier this year, MI state Republicans floated his name as a possible Senate candidate.
Regardless of whether the campaign is legitimate, Kid Rock’s rollout of his website on social media was an “absolutely brilliant” public relations move, said John Truscott, president of the Lansing-based Truscott Rossman public relations firm. If he does end up on the ballot in 2018, the musician will face Sen.
While Rock hasn’t said anything publicly about immigration, he holds staunchly Republican views.
“I’ll bet you he would generate as much excitement as Trump did”, he told the paper in February.
In February, news reports claimed that GOP officials in MI were considering asking the rapper to run against the state’s Democratic incumbent, Sen.
If it does come to fruition, Rock would be challenging Debbie Stabenow for her Senate seat.
The most recent time the Kid was in headlines was when he was invited to visit the White House by President Trump earlier this year.
Kid Rock’s generosity and kindness was “liked” on YouTube by over a million people and was a refreshing reminder of how society should treat people with disabilities. The website doesn’t carry the necessary disclaimers, there are no filings with the Federal Election Commission and he copyrighted the slogan.