Singer Kid Rock hinted he may seek a Senate seat in Michigan next year by confirming a 2018 campaign website about him is real.
Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future - Kid Rock— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
One of Rock’s tweets included a link to a website with the banner “Kid Rock ’18 for US Senate” above a picture of the musician posing beside a stuffed deer and a “made in Detroit” logo.
The website sells bumper stickers, T-shirts and hats emblazoned with a 2018 campaign banner alongside quotes like “In Rock We Trust.”
Some Twitter users on Wednesday cheered the possibility of Rock seeking a Senate seat in his home state next year.
Other people on the social media platform slammed the rock star for suggesting he may enter politics.
it will never happen. We learned that the uneducated and ignorant need not see a government position. Trump is a perfect example.— #resistance (@ericlamens19801) July 12, 2017
Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is a vocal supporter of President Trump and has been previously suggested as a possible GOP foil for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Trump won the presidency last November without having previously held elected office, leading to speculation other celebrities could follow the billionaire’s lead into political success.
Lena Epstein, who co-chaired Trump’s 2016 election bid in Michigan, is reportedly Stabenow’s only declared Republican challenger.
Sen. Joe Upton (R-MI) is also purportedly mulling a run, but Stabenow has been in the Senate since 2000 and posted double-digit victories in her last two reelection contests.
Stabenow is one of 10 Democratic senators running for reelection in a state Trump won last year.
Trump stunned 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton in Michigan last November, edging her out in a state she was favored to win.