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Kid Rock announces plans to enter US politics

By | Published on Thursday 13 July 2017

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There was a lot of international attention during the British general election last month due to someone called Lord Buckethead challenging Prime Minister Theresa May for her seat in Parliament. Our political system does look odd sometimes, it’s true. Although the US has a long tradition of joke candidates achieving major success. I mean, a fictional TV villain is currently president. And maybe soon Kid Rock will be backing him up in the Senate.

Yes, Kid Rock has launched his campaign to be elected as Senator for Michigan in 2018. Well, he’s had a photo taken and is selling some merchandise, which is just as good.

A new website – www.kidrockforsenate.com – has appeared online. It features little more than a photo of Kid Rock sitting in an office and a link to buy ‘Kid Rock For US Senate’ merch. But what more do you need? Policies? I’m not sure you’re taking this seriously.

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

As yet, there is no official filing to the Federal Election Committee setting the musician’s campaign in motion, but a spokesperson told CNN that this may be because it is still working its way through the system. A representative for the Michigan Republican Party said that there had been no conversations with him on this matter.

However, in February is did emerge that the Michigan Republican Party had considered asking Kid Rock to stand for the Senate. This follows his public support for Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mitt Romney in the last two presidential elections.

In April, Kid Rock joined fellow Republican musician Ted Nugent (who has previously suggested that he might also stand as Senator for Michigan next year) and parody politician Sarah Palin for dinner with Donald Trump at the White House.

Whether Kid Rock actually takes this thing to the polls remains to be seen. And then, it’s unclear what support he would actually receive – he would be running against Democrat Debbie Stabenow who has been Michigan’s Senior Senator since 2001. Still, I guess if movie star Ronald Reagan can become President, anything can happen.



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