Back in April, Kid Rock was one of the people invited to the White House for a very special dinner with Donald Trump. The other guests included Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin. The agenda involved dinner, a photo-op in the Oval Office, and some photos with Hillary Clinton’s First Lady portrait. Oddly, in that group, Kid Rock came across the best. Even though Kid Rock had said a lot of sh-t about President Obama, he never seemed as flat-out unhinged as any of the other people at that dinner. It’s even believed that Kid Rock stopped Sarah Palin from making some kind of obscene gesture towards Hillary’s portrait. Who knows?
Well, all of that was enough for Kid Rock to stoke his political aspirations. He’s apparently launching his campaign to be the next senator for Michigan.
Kid Rock is promising to rock the Republican party — in the U.S. Senate. The musician on Wednesday launched a website to promote his campaign to be a U.S. Senator representing his home state of Michigan, and no, it’s not a joke.
“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” 46-year-old Kid Rock, né Robert James Ritchie, tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Though his website does not yet tout his policy positions and ideas, it does feature a few slogans Michigan voters might soon see on yard signs, including, “I’ll Rock the Party”; “In Rock We Trust”; “Pimp of the Nation”; “Born Free”; “Party to the People”; “Welcome to the Party”; “You Never Met a Politician Quite Like Me”; and “Get in the Senate and Try to Help Someone.”
Should Kid Rock wind up on the ballot in November 2018, he will run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat who first won the seat in 2000. In a statement to EW, the senator said, “I know we both share a love of music. I concede he is better at playing the guitar, and I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is fighting for Michigan.”
With the news going viral Wednesday, political reporters began to ask if the rock star had filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for office. “I’m not seeing any evidence that Kid Rock has filed with the FEC…” tweeted the Washington Post‘s Emily Heil.
I’m not the first person to say this, but maybe this will be enough to convince Eminem to run against Kid Rock? Eminem is a Democrat… or something. Like, he hated George W. Bush with a passion and from what I remember, he was a low-key Obama supporter. Maybe that’s just what the mid-terms need, a race between Eminem and Kid Rock. As for the thought of Senator Kid Rock… this is our new normal.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
Photos courtesy of Getty, Kid Rock’s social media.