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Note: this article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.

On Tuesday, singer Kid Rock lit the internet on fire after teasing a run for Senate in Michigan.

Rock tweeted:

Based on the response to his announcement, Rock doesn't appear to think he was being taken very seriously. So on Wednesday, he doubled down and confirmed that he is indeed running for Senate.

Rock posted an update on his website titled, “Once Again The Press Is Wrong”:

Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! - which simple fact-checking would have revealed. I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS.

Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101! No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business OR politics…..and…..

Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. 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, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bulls*it!

“I am the captain now.” #fakenews #kidrockforsenate #kidrock #podunk #greatestshowonearth

Where does Rock stand on the issues? Well, he endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016.

He is a big supporter of U.S. military veterans:

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He is a big-time gun owner, too. During an interview with Petersen's Hunting, Rock talked about the reason he loves hunting and sees it as an American tradition:

"I like win-wins in life. I like things that are all positive. To me, that’s hunting. You form bonds with other hunters, you eat healthier, and you become better at, well, life.

I see hunting as an American tradition. It’s a rite of passage to me. There’s so much family and friendship involved that it’s really just the backbone of this country.

The lack of this kind of sh*t across the board has torn this country apart at many levels. Hunting brings people together. You see it when you bring inner city kids out in the woods."

In 2015, Kid Rock told the New York Times that he is a fiscal Republican, but “the social issues kill me — gay marriage and abortion. It’s like, Come on, man, get off it.”

Does he have a shot? Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California. Jesse Ventura was governor of Minnesota. And well we all know who the president of the United States is.

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