Kid Rock’s Potential Senate Run Is Starting to Get Some Republican Support

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He’s already got the midnight-glancer and chicks-with-beepers vote on lock. While Kid Rock, real name Robert James Ritchie, typically flies a flag saying “Chillin’ the Most,” some Republicans seem prepared to help him switch it out for the red, white, and blue. According to Politico, the Senate Leadership Fund super-pac, formed during last year’s election season and backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, expressed interest in supporting the “Bawitdaba” singer’s potential Senate run. “We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” the super-pac’s president, Steven Law, said on C-SPAN Friday. “I certainly wouldn’t count him out.” Law also certainly wouldn’t be the first person to warn against underestimating Ritchie’s odds of success in a race against incumbent Michigan Democratic senator Debbie Stabenow next year. “The truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy and he’s a shrewd businessman,” continued Law. “If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run.” At this point, the only real question seems to be: Will Kid Rock 2018 hat merch also come in fedora?

Kid Rock’s Senate Run Is Starting to Get Republican Support