Kid Rock Tells Howard Stern He's Not Running for Senate After All

Bessie Dean
October 24, 2017

Ritchie told "The Howard Stern" radio show that he will definitely not be running for Senate after being mostly silent for months.

Months after teasing a potential run for office, rock star Kid Rock put the kibosh on any plans to become Michigan's senator in 2018. Kid Rock said. "Who couldn't figure that out?"

Kid Rock was asked if he will run for Senate in MI next year. "Are you fucking shitting me?"

But in the Stern interview, Kid Rock was clear: His "campaign" was a stunt that people had taken too seriously. Kid Rock said on Stern's SiriusXM show. "I said, 'Dude, I started this s---". Earlier this year, the right-leaning Kid Rock toyed publicly with the idea of getting into politics, and in 2016, he voiced his support to Rolling Stone for then-candidate Donald Trump, another celebrity without political experience.

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This Associated Press article from mid-August stood out for me at the time, and seems relevant anew this morning.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) is up for reelection in 2018, though the Democrats' surprise defeat in MI past year has not helped Republicans find a first-tier challenger. "So if you're watching, Kid, we hope you run".

And yet, Law told a national television audience that a Kid Rock Senate candidacy would not only be worthwhile, but that he and his colleagues were interested in supporting it.

Kid Rock, the Detroit rock musician who has flirted publicly with entering the realm of US politics, isn't abandoning the career that made him famous.

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