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Heed the lesson of Trump and take Kid Rock seriously, says US Senator

By | Published on Monday 17 July 2017

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US Senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren has warned supporters not to be complacent about the possibility of Kid Rock attempting to enter politics.

As previously reported, last week the musician launched a website that indicated he plans to attempt to become a politician by standing as a Republican candidate in Michigan next year. He insists that the website is entirely real. However, he has not as yet filed the necessary paperwork and the local Republican Party says it has not had any discussions with him on the matter.

Still, wary of the rise of Donald Trump, Warren has said that no matter how daft it might look at the moment, Democrats should be taking this very seriously.

In a fundraising email to supporters, obtained by the Boston Herald, Warren wrote: “I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right? Well, maybe this is all a joke – but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too. And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour – but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show too”.

In a blog post on his website on Friday, Kid Rock insisted that he too is very serious about his move into politics – noting that he has fifteen days from his announcement to officially file the relevant paperwork.

“Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind”, he wrote. “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, hardworking Americans and letting politicians like her know that We The People are sick and tired of their bullshit!”

The election for the position of Senior Senator for Michigan – with has been held by Debbie Stabenow since 2001 – will take place in November 2018. So, yes, we have a lot of this still to come. Oh joy.