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Is Kid Rock Running For Senate?

Is Kid Rock Running For the US Senate? Let's Take a Look at the Evidence


This year continues to prove itself as a very weird year in politics. The Trumps are tweeting out potentially damaging information about themselves, someone created a campaign committee to make Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson run for president . . . and that's just this week so far. To add to this mess, Robert James Ritchie — also known as Kid Rock — now wants us to believe he has plans to run for US Senate.

In a tweet on July 12, Kid Rock posted the following:


The link leads to a website called Kid Rock '18 For Us Senate. The website features Kid Rock sitting next to a taxidermied deer and a small logo signaling he was born in Detroit. It also includes a rotating slogan GIF, with gems like "In Rock We Trust" and "Pimp the Nation." And yes, you can even buy official merchandise like a t-shirt or hat.

Kid Rock hasn't officially filed to establish a campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, though, to note, this isn't required until a potential candidate "receive[s] contributions or make[s] expenditures in excess of $5,000." But there might be another, simpler reason for this: the "campaign" website is owned by Warner Bros. Records, where Kid Rock is signed. So, yes, it seems more likely this is some of promotional stunt to announce a new album than a legitimate political campaign.

I know — your dreams of chanting "pimp the nation" are now no longer a possibility. But you can still join in on the meme that was almost immediately created as soon as Kid Rock tweeted out his website.




Kid Rock's political aspirations are nothing new, as reports suggested him as a possible candidate to challenge Senator Debbie Stabenow in Michigan in 2018. He has also previously expressed his support for President Donald Trump, famously visiting the White House in April with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. It's unclear when Kid Rock will reveal his intentions behind this website, but it's clear he's going to try and drum up all the attention he can in the meantime.


Image Source: Getty / Jeff Kravitz
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