Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Kid Rock For Senate? Dems Taking Rocker's Apparent Political Ambitions 'Seriously'

Kid Rock For Senate? Dems Taking Rocker's Apparent Political Ambitions 'Seriously'

The "Wasting Time" and "All Summer Long" rap rocker-turned-country singer tweeted on Wednesday that he's running for U.S. Senate in MI. The Kid Rock site redirects visitors to a third-party webpage, hosted by the Warner Bros. record label, to seal its sales.

Kid Rock - real name Robert James Ritchie - seems to be making strides into entering the political arena, and after kicking around the idea of running for Senate, has unveiled some of his policies on things such as health care and taxes. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in an email to supporters, as reported by the Boston Herald.

While it's unclear exactly where exactly Kid Rock's political loyalties lay, his large fanbase in Trump country and personal friendship with the 45th president suggest he would run a populist campaign closely aligned to Trump's political movement. But I'll tell you this: "I don't find it amusing".

"And sure", she added, "maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour - but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too".

Kid Rock is channeling Alexander Hamilton.

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Rock has launched a campaign website - kidrockforsenate.com - that mostly sells merchandise, and cycles through campaign slogans, such as "Pimp of the Nation" and in a reference to a "Bawitdaba" lyric, "Get in the Senate and try to help someone". The musician confirmed the news on Twitter today.

"Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind", he wrote.

"In the Trump era, we can't afford to take this tweet as a joke", Schumer continued.

His take? "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", said Rock, who hasn't kept his Trump-supporting ideology under wraps.

Despite not yet having filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Rock has promised fans a "major announcement" is coming soon.

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