Kid Rock running for Senate

July 13, 2017 GMT

Kid Rock is running for US Senate.

The 46-year-old musician - who is a dedicated supporter of US President Donald Trump - has revealed his plans to turn to politics.

He shared a mocked up picture of a campaign sign on Twitter which said “Kid Rock For US Senate” and wrote: “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real... The answer is an absolute YES.

“Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future - Kid Rock.”

The website features a number of signs with different slogans, including “Welcome To The party”, “Born Free”, “Party To The People”, “I’ll Rock The Party”, and “You Never Met A Politician Quite Like Me”.

Supporters can also buy branded merchandise for Kid Rock’s 2018 run on the site and sign up for email updates.

However, Kid - whose real name is Robert James Ritchie - has not yet filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), so his bid is not official.


Kid Rock is not the only star who is interested in a political career and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently revealed he is considering a run for US President in 2020.

He wrote on Instagram: “The idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.”

And he added: “A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant - ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”

“I think that it’s a real possibility.”