What. The. Fuck.
Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, is unbelievably popular in Michigan, and that combined with what would no doubt be a non-traditional campaign on his end could push him to at least win the Republican nomination to run for Senate there in 2018.
There’s a new report out in Politico today all about Kid Rock’s chances for a Senate seat that has been making the rounds, and there’s some really interesting stuff in it.
“Presuming Kid Rock doesn’t get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in. I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in.”
Another famous entertainer-turned-politician, Donald Trump, at least had to run through more than a dozen other GOP candidates before locking up the nomination for President last year, but Kid Rock? Sounds like it’d be a piece of cake.
Furthermore, his connection to Michigan — and specifically Detroit — make Kid Rock a very serious political foe to current Senator (and Democrat) Debbie Stabenow.
Saul Anuzis, the former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, said:
“The fact that he’s non-traditional is appealing to a lot of people. Obviously it scares others who want someone more predictable. But if you’re going to beat an entrenched candidate like Debbie Stabenow in a purple state, you need to do something different. He’s well-liked in Michigan. He’s a hometown darling. He’s got deep connections to Detroit. He’s done a lot throughout the state. Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”
The whole report is pretty interesting — you can read it HERE.
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