In Trump era, pro-gun rap-rocker Kid Rock ponders U.S. Senate run
By Brian Seay
A photo from Kid Rock’s exploratory campaign website. (Photo: Kidrockforsenate.com)
Three months after meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, rap-rocker Kid Rock is thinking about a possible run in Michigan for the United States Senate.
The Detroit native, who in 2015 told the Guardian he was “always buying more guns,” and that rap-rock “turned out to be pretty gay” announced in a post on his website Wednesday that he’s been taking the temperature on how people feel about him running, and will hold a presser in six weeks, allegedly to talk about whether he’ll throw his hat in the ring.
“We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians,” Kid Rock, real name Robert James Ritchie, wrote on his website.
While he tweaks his messaging, that 2015 Guardian piece offers a few clues about his views, and what his platform might look like.
“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal