Kid Rock the singer whose career has spanned rap, hard rock and country music, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, is planning on making a strong run for U.S. Senate next year to challenge incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.
In a post on his personal website Thursday evening, the 46-year-old singer wrote,
“Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT.”
Rock already put a Democrat in her place, so he is off to a good start. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said that Rock is probably better at playing guitar than politics.
Kid Rock fired back, “I concede that she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for the taxpaying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their Bull****!”
In recent years, Kid Rock has become increasingly identified with conservative politics. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign used his song, “Born Free” as its theme song. Earlier this year, he attended a dinner at the White House with President Trump and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging supporters to take singer Kid Rock’s announcement that he plans to run for Senate seriously.
“I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?” “Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too,” she continued, according to The Boston Herald.
“I had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real … kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” he wrote.
“And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour — but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too,” she said in her email.
Warren included a link for supporters to contribute to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, as well as to her own 2018 re-election campaign.