Kid Rock hints at potential bid for U.S. Senate in Michigan – New York News

LANSING, Mich. – Kid Rock for U.S. Senate?


The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans.

Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, said Wednesday that a website hinting at his campaign — www.kidrockforsenate.com — is legit.

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real,” he said on Facebook and Twitter. “The answer is an absolute YES. Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future.”

Ritchie could not be reached by The Associated Press to discuss his plans. Spokesman Kirt Webster referred to the Facebook post and said “more soon.”

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser said he had not heard from Ritchie, who endorsed GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012.

“It could be a publicity ploy. Don’t know,” Weiser said in a text message.

The website shows Ritchie, 46, and asks “Are You Scared?” It has slogans such…

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