Kid Rock hints at plan to campaign for US Senate

(Judy Eddy/

Musician Kid Rock may have plans to run for the US Senate, he hinted on social media Wednesday.

The post on Twitter, which included a photo of a "Kid Rock for US Senate" sign, read: "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real... The answer is an absolute YES."

It was followed by a post promising a "major announcement" coming soon.

The website mentioned links to "Kid Rock for US Senate" merchandise on a website for his music label, Warner Bros. Records. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012.

The singer, 56, was considered as a potential candidate during a Michigan Republican Party convention in February. At the time, Roll Call reported the rocker was thrown into the mix as one of the Republican contenders for a Michigan Senate seat next year.

Kid Rock's potential candidacy is news to Michigan Republicans, The Associated Press reported. Party officials say they have not heard from him.

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is up for re-election in 2018. Republican candidates include former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young Jr. and businesswoman Lena Epstein.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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