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Republican Super PAC hopes Kid Rock will run for Senate

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2017

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There is at least some support within the Republican movement for Kid Rock to stand in the party’s name in the next election for US Senate, and that support is coming from an organisation set up to fund Republican candidates, so that’s a good start.

The Senate Leadership Fund is one of those ‘super PAC’ money-disher-out-things that you get in American politics. A relatively new fund, it’s stated ambition is “breaking down the freedom-choking, job-killing, big-spending agenda of former President Obama and his liberal cronies in Congress”. Which means, it says, “protecting and expanding the Republican Senate majority when Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer, together with their army of left-wing activists, try to take it back in 2018”.

All of which means Donald Trump-fan Kid Rock is probably right up this super PAC’s street. And, as previously reported, he has let it be known that he’s thinking about standing in the 2018 elections to represent Michigan in the American Senate.

Asked about the musician’s political ambitions, Senate Leadership Fund President Steven Law told C-SPAN last week: “We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy. I certainly wouldn’t count him out. The truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy, and he’s a shrewd businessman. If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run”.

It’s not known if Kid Rock watches C-SPAN. But in his most recent blog post on political matters late last month, he wrote: “We will be scheduling a press conference in the next six weeks or so … and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on mthrfkers”.