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Kid Rock wants his supporters to Rock the Vote.
The new candidate for the Michigan U.S. Senate race in 2018 is launching a voter registration drive: a “501(c)(4) – a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration,” as he states on his website.
“One thing is for sure though,” Rock wrote. “The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!”
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. The singer announced his campaign first by launching a website, kidrockforsenate.com, and he then validated the news on Twitter. He even unveiled his policy on healthcare and taxes on his Twitter account.
Rock said that he was overwhelmed with the response he received but wanted to make sure that there was real support for him as a candidate and his message.
“The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it,” Rock said. “We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians.”
Rock will be promoting his voter registration effort at his concerts, and said additional merchandise sold through this campaign will go towards the “register to vote” efforts.
“Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something,” Rock said. “I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bullshit about it).”
Rock said you can also expect a press conference in the next six weeks to address the voter registration issue. We’ll then know for sure whether his candidacy is for real.
“If I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on mthrfkers,” Rock said.