Kid Rock, singer of country/rock hit "All Summer Long," announced on Wednesday that he will be running for the Michigan Senate on his Twitter. "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."
Fox News says the Republican Party is considering having Rock run on the GOP ticket in 2018 against the incumbent Democrat, Debbie Stabenow. In February, Michigan GOP press officer Sarah Anderson told Fox News "that she was unaware if Rock would run for office in the state, but that she thinks it 'would be awesome' if he did."
Rock outspokenly endorsed Mitt Romney for president in 2012, and he told The Guardian in 2015 that he considers himself a Republican fiscally, but he leans towards the middle on social issues.
“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock said.
He also endorsed President Trump during the 2016 election, and he visited the White House and President Trump in April. See the photo that Sarah Palin posted with him and Ted Nugent after the visit.
If his run is successful, Kid Rock will be the first Republican to be elected to that seat in Michigan since 1998.