Famous rock star announces run for Republican senate seat

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You can add another celebrity to the growing list of those galvanized into running for office by President Trump’s political success.

Musician Kid Rock is making a bid for Michigan’s Senate seat in 2018 on the GOP’s ticket. Kid Rock, whose birth name is Robert James Ritchie, tweeted Wednesday that a website titled KidRockForSenate.com is indeed real, and that a very big announcement is coming soon.

Rock visited President Trump in the White House back in April, along with fellow singer Ted Nugent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. He strongly supported Mitt Romney in his 2012 campaign and has been an outspoken conservative, but leans middle on certain issues. He opened up to The Guardian about where he stands politically on certain issues.

“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock said.

Michigan GOP press officer Sarah Anderson told Fox News she thinks “it would be awesome” if Kid Rock ran for the seat.

Rock will be challenging Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow, who has served since 2000. He faces a tough battle, as no GOP candidate has held that seat since 1998.

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