Musician Kid Rock has announced his bid for the U.S. Senate in Michigan.
In a tweet Wednesday, Rock, whose birth name is Robert James Ritchie, wrote that the website KidRockForSenate.com was real and to stay tuned for a major announcement in the not too distant future.
Republicans in Michigan have allegedly been contemplating Rock to run on the GOP ticket in 2018 to challenge incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow for her chair.
Michigan GOP press officer Sarah Anderson told Fox News in February that she was unaware if Rock would run for office in the nation, but that she thinks it would be awesome if he did.
MICHIGAN GOP: KID ROCK ‘WOULD BE AWESOME’ AS SENATE CANDIDATE
Rock, an outspoken conservative, endorsed Mitt Romney for president. He advised The Guardian in 2015 that hes a Republican on particular issues, but leans toward the middle on others.
I am a Republican on issues and the army, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but its not up to tell. As an ordained minister I dont look forward to marrying people, but Im not opposed to it, ” Rock said.
The singer visited President Donald Trump in the White House in April with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and fellow musician Ted Nugent.
If Kid Rock is serious about running and wins the Senate seat, he would be the GOP candidate to win that seat since 1998. Incumbent Stabenow has held her chair .
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