Kid Rock to run for US Senate

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Kid Rock has announced on Twitter that he'll be throwing his fedora in the ring for Michigan's 2018 senate seat.

Rock has launched a campaign website - kidrockforsenate.com - that mostly sells merchandise, and cycles through campaign slogans, such as "Pimp of the Nation" and in a reference to a "Bawitdaba" lyric, "Get in the Senate and try to help someone".

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't laughing; that didn't work out so well the last time.

"I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?"

"So, I'll be honest, we don't know if this is real, a joke, or a freaky publicity stunt".

"Devil Without a Cause" musician Kid Rock, who last week signaled his intention to run for Senate, issued a sweeping statement on Monday, tackling an array of subjects of importance to the American people. Schumer wrote, "we don't know if this is real, a joke, or a weird publicity stunt".

"It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101", he wrote. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. Warren also warned against dismissing Kid Rock's potential bid. Debbie Stabenow, who Rock says "is better at playing politics": "Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind".

Stabenow appeared to take the criticism in stride, saying Rock is "better at playing guitar and I'll keep doing what I do best: fighting for MI".

While not much is known about Rock's positions on policy, the musician campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, and endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2016.

When Kid Rock launched a website for his alleged Senate run, he hadn't filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. In April, he was photographed in the Oval Office with President Trump, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and fellow rocker Ted Nugent.

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