Kid Rock Teases A US Senate Run In 2018

Kid Rock Teases A US Senate Run In 2018

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As if the country’s political system wasn’t already bad enough.

Kid Rock has hinted at a Michigan Senate run in 2018 after confirming that a campaign website with his name is real and teasing that he will have a “major announcement in the near future.”

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… The answer is an absolute YES,” Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, tweeted on Wednesday. He then followed that up with another tweet, writing “Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future – Kid Rock.”

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In a report from The Hill, Ritchie, who performed at the 2016 Republican National Convention, initially supported Ben Carson as the GOP presidential candidate but announced in early 2016 that he was backing Donald Trump. Following Trump’s win, Ritchie sold a line of Trump-inspired clothes, as well as visited the White House in April along with former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and artist Ted Nugent.

If Ritchie is actually a contender he will go up against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who is one of 10 Democratic Senate incumbents running for reelection in Michigan. Stabenow has served in the upper chamber since 2000 and won her two reelection races by double-digit margins.