Kid Rock whose real name is Robert Ritchie joked about running for Senate. He has made mention of the idea many times.
It seems he is taking the idea more seriously now. He cannot run as Kid Rock, but can with his official name.
He is eyeing what would be the 2018 Senate Elections. Rock would be running in the State of Michigan. His rival if he ran would be Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
Kid Rock is a household name as a singer, songwriter and musician. The 46 year old artist like Trump would use his popularity to run.
Rock is backed by Republicans to run on their ticket. He has even created a website called kidrockforsenate.com.
Is Popularity Enough?
Popularity among other things has won over some people. But will that be enough to win votes? Rock has no previous experience in politics.
This could be a major downfall as he competes against Stabenow. Democrats are a little concern about his announcement. They believe he could be a problem for them in the Michigan.
A Michigan stipulation may hinder Rock from using his stage name. The stipulation however allows him to use his real name.
Rock has been tweeting about his plans among other things. Recent photos make one wonder if he is really serious.
Some believe it may all be just a publicity stunt.
Sarah Anderson said it would be awesome if he ran in Michigan. She said however back in February she was unaware about him running.
Sarah Anderson is the GOP Press Officer for Michigan.
If Kid Rock Won
Eventually Kid Rock’s motives will become clear. If he runs and wins, what would this mean for the Republicans?
What would it mean for the Democrats as well? Who are currently trying to rebuild their Party?
Just like Trump, kid Rock would be supported by the GOP. He would likely have others to advise him. For Rock to beat Stabenow in Michigan would make matters worse for Democrats.
Democrats have held the Michigan seat since 1998.
Kid Rock has been considered a conservative as well. He talked to the Guardian in 2015 on certain issues.
Rock said “I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues.”
He further said, “I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do.”
Kid Rock even shared his views on the controversial same sex marriage topic. He said, “as an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”
Rock may have a hard time with some with his views. But he will get support from others. Does America need another celebrity in Government is the question?
It is one thing to be popular and another to run a State. Or even the Country itself. Rock had visited the White House in April 2017.