Kid Rock’s candidacy for the Senate gets partial support from the GOP

 

American musician and actor Kid Rock has received some support from the Republican Party to run for a seat in the Senate.

The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC group founded during last year’s presidential election and enjoys the support of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, showed support on Friday for the singer to challenge Democratic Senator of Michigan Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 bid, reported Politico.

“We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” the super PAC’s president, Steven Law, told C-SPAN on Friday. “I certainly wouldn’t count him out.”

RealClearPolitics carried out a poll on 25-27 July that revealed the rock singer trailed Stabenow by 8 points, and Law said it was “not a bad place to start.”

Even though Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is yet to make his candidacy an official matter, the internet went into a frenzy after the singer uploaded kidrockforsenate.com from his official Twitter profile and uploaded photos related to his campaign, political views, lawn signs, and even suitable clothing.

“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” read one of the images.

In last year’s presidential campaign, Rock endorsed Trump’s candidacy and also supported GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. Law said that the “superficial” idea of Kid Rock as a showman and as a “wild redneck” should not make us believe that his candidacy is something of a joke.

“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,” stated Law. “If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run.”

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