It Looks Official That Kid Rock Is Running For Senate

Lawrence Kim
July 18, 2017

Robert James Ritchie, known professionally as Kid Rock, announced his candidacy last week for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

He also blessed his Facebook followers with two music videos - for the songs, "Greatest Show on Earth" and "Po-Dunk" - noting that he planned to release new music while stumping for office, much like other politicians write books from the campaign trail.

It's official: Kid Rock is running for the Senate. The tweet also included a link to his website.

"It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101!" he wrote. But he hasn't filed any paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission. Although it's been largely dismissed so far as a publicity stunt, Warren isn't taking any chances with the longshot Republican. In the brief message, Rock - real name Robert James Ritchie - blasted the media for "once again" being "wrong" about his potential candidacy, and took a not-so-subtle swipe at incumbent Democratic Michigan Sen.

"There were a lot of people who weren't concerned about Donald Trump running for the presidency", Warren said during a meeting at Cape Cod Community College, according to the Boston Herald. The senator, who plays guitar, tweeted an article about Kid Rock's bid with the words, "I know we both share a love of music". "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 exhausted of their bulls***!"

Ritchie performed at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland previous year, and in April, he and fellow rocker Ted Nugent visited President Trump at the White House. With a subject line reading simply "Senator Kid Rock", Warren sternly warned recipients not to treat Rock lightly. The Kid Rock site redirects visitors to a third-party webpage, hosted by the Warner Bros. record label, to seal its sales.

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