Singer Kid Rock to Run For U.S. Senate?
Musician Kid Rock on Wednesday has become the latest “Rock” celebrity to express interest in jumping into politics.
“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,” he tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
In a follow-up tweet, the 46-year-old Michigan native added: “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, there appears to be no Federal Election Committee records filed under “Kid Rock” or his legal name Robert James Ritchie or Robert Ritchie.
Judith Ingram, a spokeswoman for the FEC, confirmed to CNN that the FEC has not seen a filing under Kid Rock yet, but suggested checking back Thursday morning. She also said a filing like this “would first go to the Secretary of the Senate, which is the entry point for Senate filings.” A call to the Secretary of Senate’s office was not immediately returned.
The website Kid Rock referred to in his tweet features a photo of the musician — sporting a hat, aviator sunglasses and a leather jacket — next to a stuffed moose, sitting on a blue chair (decorated with stars).
….When asked for further details by CNN, a publicist for Kid Rock said in an email: “As of right now, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/kidrock/. More soon!”