Kid Rock Running For Michigan U.S. Senate Seat As A Republican
KID ROCK RUNNING FOR SENATE
The musician launched a website on July 12 to promote his campaign. He will be running in his home state of Michigan. “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… https://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” he tweeted Wednesday.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
The website does not yet explain any policy ideas he has, but it does feature some potential slogans to catch the attention of voters. “I’ll Rock the Party,” “In Rock We Trust,” “Pimp of the Nation,” “Welcome to the Party,” “You Never Met a Politician Quite Like Me,” and “Get in the Senate and Try to Help Someone,” are among those listed for yard signs.
Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, made headlines in April when he visited Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. Rumors of his senatorial candidacy floated around in February of this year, but this is the first official word from Kid Rock himself. If he does end up on the ballot in 2018, the musician will face Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat who has been in the seat since 2000.
The Washington Post‘s Emily Heil tweeted, “I’m not seeing any evidence that Kid Rock has filed with the FEC…,” which anyone running for public office must do. New York Times reporter Sopan Deb says a spokesperson for Kid Rock simply directed him to his Facebook page for any information. Former digital fundraising director for Bernie Sanders tweeted that Kid Rock “Must file w FEC within 15 days of receiving/spending $5k. Site + merch likely do it. Also “© Kid Rock for US Senate 2018″ not ok disclaimer.”
I’m not seeing any evidence that Kid Rock has filed with the FEC…
— Emily Heil (@emilyaheil) July 12, 2017
I asked a spokesperson for Kid Rock if the tweet was real. If he’d file with the FEC, etc. As of now, spox referred me Kid Rock’s FB: pic.twitter.com/N58kD799wL
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) July 12, 2017
Must file w FEC within 15 days of receiving/spending $5k. Site + merch likely do it. Also, “© Kid Rock for US Senate 2018” not ok disclaimer https://t.co/Qs4wox7bhy
— Tim Tagaris (@ttagaris) July 12, 2017
For more information, it appears we will have to “stay tuned” as Kid Rock said.