Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Richie, has “announced” his run for Senate in Michigan. There’s only one problem, he supports abortion.
Musician Kid Rock appeared to confirm speculation that he will be running for U.S. Senate in Michigan in 2018. On Twitter, Kid Rock said that the website “KidRockForSenate.com” was “absolutely” real, and tweeted a picture of a Kid Rock campaign sign. (UPDATE: Given that the site is operated by Warner Brothers, it’s unknown if this is actually real.)
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
Right now, the website is rather sparse, with only a link to purchase “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” apparel as well as a graphic alternating between “I’ll rock the party,” “Welcome to the party,” and “you’ve never met a politician quite like me,” among other things.
Kid Rock, who’s birth name is Robert Ritchie, has been a longtime Republican and supporter of Republican candidates. He endorsed Ben Carson in 2015, before eventually supporting Donald Trump. Kid Rock has also permitted numerous Republican politicians to use his songs during their campaigns. The idea of his potential candidacy for Senate was first reported back in February of 2017.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is up for reelection in 2018. Stabenow was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and is currently the chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.
In 2014, LifeNews reported on Kid Rock’s surprise visit to a man with Down syndrome on his 30th Birthday. He showered the man with gifts, including tickets to his next concert. And according to 99.5 WYCD, the “Devil Without A Cause” artist also brought a hat, a photograph and a custom guitar as gifts.
Kid Rock’s generosity and kindness was “liked” on YouTube by over a million people and was a refreshing reminder of how society should treat people with disabilities. However, unfortunately, in an interview with The Guardian Kid Rock opened up about his reluctant support for legal abortion.
He said, “I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. Kid Rock continued, “I played Barack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t agree with his policies, but there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever.”