The president of an independent Super PAC says Kid Rock should run for the Senate. In a recent interview, he revealed that the group is “very interested” in the country-rocker as a candidate.
The Senate Leadership Fund, which is backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), says its goal is to “to protect and expand the Republican Senate Majority when Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer, together with their army of left-wing activists, try to take it back in 2018.”
Steven Law, the group’s president, said on Friday that they would like to see Kid Rock challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a Michigan seat.
After his announcement, a Trafalgar Group poll showed Ritchie would be a frontrunner in the Republican primary. The poll indicated Ritchie has a chance to at least beat out other Republican contenders, and to possibly upset incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow in the general election.
“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,” Ritchie said at the time. “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.”
Although he hasn’t formally announced his intentions, Ritchie said he will be holding a news conference sometime in September “to address this issue.”
“We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” Law reportedly said during an interview on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers.” He said recent polling shows Ritchie trailing Stabenow by 8 points. “That’s not a bad place to start at,” Law stated.
“The superficial sense of Kid Rock is that he’s an entertainer, that he’s kind of this wild redneck,” Law continued. “But the truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy, and he’s a shrewd businessman.”
Law continued his appeal for a Ritchie candidacy, pointing out the singer’s accomplishments.
“He hasn’t stayed this long in the business that he’s been in by actually living the life that he looks like he lives when he’s on stage. So I certainly wouldn’t count him out. We’d be pretty interested in his candidacy,” Law said before looking into the camera and saying, “So if you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run.”
Stabenow is a three-term lawmaker. She’s one of ten Senate Democrats up for re-election in states carried by President Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Republicans are still searching for a candidate likely to successfully take her seat, according to reports.
Ritchie is a longtime supporter of Republican candidates, and was a strong proponent of Donald Trump’s. In December, he launched a line of Donald Trump apparel.
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“I’m digging Trump,” Ritchie told Rolling Stone before the election. “Let the business guy in there. It’s not really working too well running it not like a business. I mean, what business f—ing survives when they’re f—ing broke?”
Now, as he prepares for a potential run of his own, Ritchie said, “One thing is for sure though…The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!”
He continued, “If I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on m–f–ers.”
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