Kid Rock doubles down on Senate bid: 'It's not a hoax'

  • Kid Rock doubles down on Senate bid: 'It's not a hoax'

Kid Rock doubles down on Senate bid: 'It's not a hoax'

An avowed Trump supporter who visited the Oval Office in April, Kid Rock launched a "Kid Rock for U.S. Senate" website on Wednesday.

Epstein welcomed Kid Rock to the race in an evening press release, saying "Hey Kid: Welcome 2 the party!"

Born Robert James Ritchie, the musician once eagerly performed with Black rap legends only to later defend the use of the Confederate flag, which is antithetical to anything that hip hop stands for.

He enthusiastically added: "The answer is an absolute YES".

Records page when you click on any merchandise for sale, leading many to wonder whether the Senate run was actually just a promotional stunt for Rock's new music. It features little more than a photo of Kid Rock sitting in an office and a link to buy "Kid Rock For US Senate" merch. A gif flashes declarative political slogans in all-caps, including "IN ROCK WE TRUST", "YOU NEVER MET A POLITICIAN QUITE LIKE ME", and "GET IN THE SENATE AND TRY TO HELP SOMEONE".

When asked if the site was legit, Rock revealed via Twitter that it was, and he later followed that up with another tweet stating that he'll have a big announcement coming soon. "Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future". Debbie Stabenow, who's up for re-election in 2018. After fans discovered the website KidRockForSenate.com, Rock responded to their questions - well, sort of. Stabenow, in a Twitter post on Wednesday, wrote: "I know we both share a love of music". He first supported Republican candidate Ben Carson before switching to Trump.

In this topsy turvy political world where there's a presidential campaign committee for former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the addition of Mr. Ritchie to the political stage maybe shouldn't be a surprise. I concede he's better at playing guitar and I'll keep doing what I do best: "fighting for MI".

"I'll believe it when I see it", a White House official told BuzzFeed News in June, making it clear that they didn't see the topic as a serious one.