The idea of an entertainer being in politics seemed like a crazy idea until Ronald Reagan became the 40th US president. Now, with reality TV star Donald J. Trump being the world’s most powerful man, news of other entertainers entering the arena of politics doesn’t seem too weird anymore. During the Michigan Republican Party last weekend, Kid Rock Senate became the word of many. The rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, once claimed to be a “libertarian” but has since then supported several major Republican candidates. Michigan GOP recently announced that they are supporting Ritchie in the US senatorial race.
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According to a report from Billboard, Kid Rock is being eyed as the next republican candidate for a seat in senate. If he is selected, he will be running against Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow. Last years though, the seat has been traditionally won by the democrats. Stabenow has held the seat for almost 17 years now. However, after the US presidential race, Trump “narrowly” took Michigan, winning by over 10,000 votes, or a margin of 0.23%. Republicans are now more confident that they can take the seat.
Kid Rock has been a loyal supporter of Republican candidates. Before the elections, he even sold Trump-themed merchandise on his own website that included shirts that read “God, Guns & Trump” and “Make America Badass Again” hats. In 2012, Kid Rock was also very supportive for Mitt Romney during his run for president.
— Roll Call (@rollcall) February 14, 2017
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A report from The Guardian even reveals how all out supportive Kid Rock has been for the Republican party. Before Trump won the presidency, the 46-year-old musician spoke up as to why he supports Republicans. His statement bears so much passion, that he didn’t let the feelings tide over without the use of expletives.
“I’m digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz, there’s going to be the same s–t. I haven’t really seen this big, f—ing change. That’s a long debate. My feeling: let the m’f—ing business guy run it like a f—ing business. And his campaign has been entertaining as s–t!” Kid Rock said.
— Deena (@dckolarik) February 13, 2017