In addition to considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Michigan, Kid Rock, a.k.a. Robert James Ritchie, has created a new “non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration,” according to a statement released on his website, kidrock.com.
“As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story,” Rock said. “The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it.”
Rock stated that he will hold a news conference in roughly six weeks “to address this issue amongst others, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me … it’s game on m***********.”
When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch https://t.co/RRVgISDFeq….
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 27, 2017
After being blindsided by Donald Trump’s presidential election upset, Democrats have learned to take people like Kid Rock seriously.
“I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote in an email which links to a fundraising page for her own reelection campaign, as well as that of Michigan incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow. “Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too.”
Rock already has more support than Stabenow if the results of a mock poll mean anything. Conducted by Delphi Analytica, the poll of 688 Michigan residents revealed that Rock would defeat Stabenow by four points in the 2018 election.
Most of those polled — 44 percent — said they were undecided. However, when asked to choose Rock or Stabenow, Rock won by 54 percent to 46 percent.
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