Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.
Robert James Ritchie, AKA Kid Rock, has teased fans with tweets, messages, and pictures — not to mention an actual campaign website — but he has not officially announced that he is actually running.
Late last night, he added fuel to the fire in a long message posted on Twitter and his website:
When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch https://t.co/RRVgISDFeq….
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 27, 2017
In a somewhat vulgar and exciting message, Rock attacked Washington D.C., leaders and praised the working class (sound familiar?) — but also brought up something else: voter registration.
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“When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com. I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls**t.
As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story. The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it.
We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jacka** lawyers who call themselves politicians.”
As a prelude to his potential campaign, Kid Rock is setting up a non-profit organization to promote voter registration.
He is firmly standing against the rumors that he has just been doing all this as a publicity stunt:
“During this time while exploring my candidacy for US Senate, I am creating a 501(c)(4) – a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration. Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows. Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something.
I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bulls**t about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.”
Finally, it’s clear that Kid Rock would be running as a Republican come 2018, because, in his own words, the Democrats are terrified of him.
He also noted that a press conference will be upcoming in the next few weeks:
“One thing is for sure though…The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!
We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so to address this issue amongst others, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on m*******s.”
While there is no definitive answer on whether or not he will run yet, one thing is for sure: Kid Rock has got some people nervous in Washington D.C.
In case you have forgotten, weirder things have happened in the past few years.
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