Published: Fri, October 27, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Turns out Kid Rock isn't actually running for Senate

Turns out Kid Rock isn't actually running for Senate

When musician Kid Rock publicly suggested this summer that he might run for Senate as a Republican in MI, skeptics naturally wondered whether he was instead engaged in a self-promotional marketing stunt.

As one of the few mainstream artists to consistently play at Republican National Convention-related events, the idea was that Ritchie would, like President Trump, win the GOP nomination in the state, which Trump turned red a year ago, and then take on Democratic incumbent Sen.

Kid Rock will perform February 2, 2018, at the BOK Center.

In a very 2017 state of affairs, rap-rock pioneer Kid Rock told Howard Stern on Tuesday morning that he would not be running for senate in his home state of MI.

"Fuck no, I'm not running for senate, are you kidding me?" "Are you kidding me?" Rock said. "Who couldn't figure that out?" Tickets go on sale November 3, the same day as his next album, Sweet Southern Sugar, is released. I'm going on tour too. "Are you fucking shitting me?" I'm releasing a new album.

The most astonishing and/or terrifying takeaway from Ritchie's anticlimactic announcement, though, was the revelations contained therein about which political luminaries had latched on to the nascent, insane idea of Senator Kid Rock with some degree of seriousness. Former New York Gov. George Pataki even said he was "exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs right now", and an ally of Mitch McConnell said his Super PAC would be "very interested in his candidacy".

RITCHIE: Bannon. Everybody. I'm getting letters from all over the world.

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