Kid Rock reveals Senate race hoax, 'most creative thing I've ever done'

Saul Bowman
October 25, 2017

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, just did it by fooling some people into believing he was running for U.S. Senate.

Kid Rock had teased a potential run against incumbent Stabenow, even selling Kid Rock for Senate merchandise online with the website kidrockforsenate.com.

Kid Rock said on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show that he plans on releasing a new album and mocked those who took the idea of a Senate run seriously, the Detroit Free Press reported.


He shows up for the Kentucky Derby nearly every year and now Kid Rock will make a tour stop in Louisville in 2018. "Like, who couldn't f-ing figure that out?" he said, sounding amused. Naturally, Kid Rock's U.S. Senate bid was all to boost interest in his upcoming record. "I'm not going to put that much effort into it anymore, because I'm too rich".

For months, the MI rocker has teased a Senate run and made his political stumping a cornerstone of his current live show. "Are you f**king s**tting me?"

The L.A. Times headlined another piece, No joke: Kid Rock is a competitive candidate for the U.S. Senate in MI. She used the Rock rumors to urge supporters to donate to her campaign, saying polls showed he actually could become the Republican candidate. "And I've gotten to see everyone's true colors". I have people who work for me, they're on the in, I'm like, '[expletive] no we're not doing it, but let's roll with it for a little while.

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