The mixing of entertainment and politics has been ongoing in our great nation for decades, with mixed results to show for the experiment.
On one hand, we have former celebrities such as Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, who have been hoisted to the highest office in the land on the shoulders of America’s conservative backbone. On the other hand, there are clownish buffoons such as Al Franken working to make a mockery of our very way of government. Now, Michigan is eyeing the possibility of yet another star-studded senate.
“A surprising name has been thrown out as a potential Republican contender for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat next year: Kid Rock.
“The rocker’s name came up as a possible candidate at a Michigan Republican Party convention last weekend. There have been no official decisions announced as of yet.
“Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, once said he tended to vote Republican but qualified himself as ‘more libertarian’ to Rolling Stone in 2013. But he has supported several major Republican candidates.
“The Michigan native threw his support behind Mitt Romney in 2012 and supported Ben Carson in the 2016 presidential election. He later switched to Donald Trump as he became the party’s nominee.”
Kid Rock has since been a vocal supporter of President Trump, even going so far as to sell Trump-centric merchandise both on tour and in his online shop.
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