Just call him Senator “American Badass.”
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:
Hell Yaa. Rock On!
"Not opposed to "gay" (homosexual) marriage??
Sounds like a Christian In Name Only (CINO), in other words, someone who makes up his own right and wrong. Better than an anarchist commie, but only by one degree.
"As an ordained Minister I don't look forward to marrying gay people, but I am not opposed to it."
Nuff for me.
By the way, who ordained him?
And then, this. " I am no fan of abortion, but it's not up to a man to tell a woman what to do."
Once again, who ordained this guy? Demons? Or is he just an idiot.
If the latter is the case then he would fit right in as a U.S. Senator.