Kid Rock dropped the hammer on his potential Democratic opponent in next year’s senate race, telling the liberal lawmaker “hard working AMERICANS” have had enough of politicians and were “sick and tired of their bulls***!”
KId Rock a Michigan-native, born Bob Ritchie, announced his bid for the US Senate on Wednesday, launching a “Kid Rock for Senate” website and online store. The rap and country music star confirmed his political ambitions on social media, saying the “website is real.” www.kidrockforsenate.com/
Wes Nakagiri, a Livingston County Tea Party activist who was elected to the Republicans’ central committee in February, told the Detroit Free Press that Kid Rock was a viable candidate for the spot.
Rock launched his first major attack on his potential Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
According to Detroit News, the senator slammed Rock’s entry into the race, saying he was better “at guitar,” but wasn’t a serious politician. The rapper fired back, saying he would be the voice for “tax paying, hard-working Americans.”
“I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hard working AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bulls***!” said Kid Rock.
Criticism of Rock’s Senate bid echoes similar comments made about President Trump, with many calling his entry into the Republican primary a “publicity stunt.”
“President Trump was thought to be more of a publicity stunt prior to him pulling the trigger on the 2016 presidential race. So I think it’s possible that with the election of Trump we see more of this,” said a Political Science professor at Oakland University.
“(Kid Rock) has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image,” she said. “I’ll bet you he would generate as much excitement as Trump did.”
Kid Rock performed at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland and supported Donald Trump.
In April, Kid Rock, rocker Ted Nugent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited President Trump in the White House and Oval Office.