His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiid — err, Senator Rock?
Musician Kid Rock said Wednesday that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 in his home state of Michigan. The bid was first launched as a website, kidrockforsenate.com, which the singer just validated and shared on Twitter. He also tweeted, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
Rock, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who was first elected in 2000.
After the campaign website went live with the slogan “Are you scared?” featured prominently on the homepage, Rock tweeted a response to the inquiries he had received.
“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” Rock tweeted on Wednesday.
Rock’s political site also has the following rotating text block:
“Welcome to the Party”
“I’ll Rock the Party”
“You Never Met a Politician Quite Like Me”
“Get in Senate and Try to Help Someone”
“In Rock We Trust”
“Pimp of the Nation”
“Party to the People”
You can also buy a hat, t-shirt and bumper sticker there.
Rock, who initially supported Ben Carson in last year’s presidential race before switching his allegiance to Donald Trump, performed last August at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
In April, he also joined fellow musician Ted Nugent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a visit to the Trump White House, where they tweeted a shade-throwing photo of themselves in front of a portrait of former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Here is Rock’s announcement: