Musician Kid Rock confirmed on Twitter that he plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Michigan in 2018.
Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, dropped the bombshell Wednesday afternoon when he announced: “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real … The answer is an absolute YES.”
Kid Rock visited President Trump in the White House in April. (Image: Instagram)
Rock linked to the website “KidRockForSenate.com” and told fans to stay tuned for “a major announcement in the near future.”
Kid Rock — an outspoken conservative and supporter of President Donald Trump — visited the White House in April 2017 with his pals Ted Nugent and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
In 2012, Rock stumped for Mitt Romney for president (we’ll forgive him for that). In 2015, the “American Badass” rocker revealed he’s a fiscal Republican, but a social libertarian.
“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues,” he told the Guardian. “I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister, I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”
There have been rumors for months that Republicans in Michigan had been courting Kid Rock to run against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow. Rock’s Twitter announcement set off a flurry of skepticism among liberals, who said all this is a PR stunt.
That seems unlikely, since PR stunts are not exactly Rock’s style. He’s not Kim Kardashian or some C-list liberal celebrity who’s virtue-signaling for brownie points in Hollywood.
Some noted that Rock has not filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, so technically, none of this is official yet. But given Kid Rock’s longtime interest in politics, a senate run would not be surprising.
Time will tell whether the news is real, but many Kid Rock supporters already loved the idea:
Omar, along with being the first Muslim women elected to Congress is also the first Somali-American member of Congress, a seat in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district which was previously held by Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim ever elected to US Congress. Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district has not elected a Republican to Congress since 1962. The district includes Minneapolis and its surrounding suburbs.
The Minnesota state congresswoman ran a progressive platform which included “Medicare for all,” criminal justice reform and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Omar, a Somali refugee, came to the U.S. at 12 years old, which is why she often attacks President Trump‘s travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority countries which happen to be terror hotbeds.
In August, Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer confronted both Ilhan and Tlaib, who have both expressed hatred for Jewish people and who are campaigning with pro-HAMAS Linda Sarsour and CAIR, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.
When Loomer confronted Tlaib at one of Ilhan’s campaign events, Tlaib assaulted Loomer, and a police report was filed.
Omar’s campaign and election, however, are still clouded in controversy. Omar has been accused of marrying her brother and committing immigration fraud.
The day after her victory, Omar appeared in court to face a judge about the campaign finance violations she has been accused of.
Ilhan Omar was also arrested in 2013 for trespassing.
This is Ilhan Omar.
She won an election last night & is now the first Somali woman elected to US Congress.
This is her mug shot.
Along w/ being a criminal, as you can see, she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother so he could get a green card.
Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.
It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.
Omar has also faced criticism for her ties to CAIR, campaigning with jihadi activist Linda Sarsour, Keith Ellison, who has been accused of domestic violence, and her public display of anti-Semitism, all of which has been either under-reported and ignored by the local Minnesota media.