Kid Rock Starts Voter Registration Organization, Releases Statement On Why He's Running For Senate

by Music-News.com Newsdesk & VVN Music

Kid Rock is launching a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting voter registration as he makes plans to run for Senate.

The rock star, real name Robert James Ritchie, recently confirmed his interest in becoming one of the Republican contenders for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow's seat in 2018, and since his announcement, the musician has been actively speaking with potential voters about issues affecting them.

Ritchie explains he comes across many Americans who are currently frustrated with politicians, but aren't registered to vote.

"The one thing I've seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it," a message on his website reads. "We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians."

And the Born Free hitmaker goes on to ensure his potential supporters his run will not be a mere publicity ploy.

"I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bullshit about it)," he adds. "But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our register to vote efforts."

Kid Rock is planning to announce his political plans in the next few weeks.

Here is Kid Rock's full statement:

When my name was thrown out there for U.S. Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com, I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls—. As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story.

The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians.

During this time while exploring my candidacy for US Senate, I am creating a 501(c)(4) – a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration. Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows. Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bulls— about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.

1 comment

Joe Mac Pherson said...

He thinks he can be a Senator?? He's never served on a P.T.A. Board!! And he lives in his mansion in Malibu, California!

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