It seems Kid Rock’s bid for the senate seat against Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Mich.) is not a joke or a publicity stunt.
On Monday afternoon, he announced via twitter what appears to be his initial platform.
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” he wrote.
Kid Rock – real name Robert Ritchie – identifies as a libertarian, meaning he considers himself a fiscal conservative but socially liberal.
Rock supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and Dr. Ben Carson in 2016.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 17, 2017
He said last week that he plans on continuing to write and produce music during his presumed Senate run, saying “it’s not a hoax.”
“Once again the press is wrong,” he said. “Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. I concede she is better at playing politics than I am, so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax-paying hard-working Americans.”
“We the people are sick and tired of their bull****,” he wrote.
Kid Rock’s assumed campaign website is headlined by an image of the performer sitting in an Oval Office-type room, which is adorned with historical documents and a taxidermied deer.