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What a ‘Senator Kid Rock’ Might Look Like

Here's how the musician would likely vote on important issues of the day, should he run and win

Kid Rock — real name Richard Ritchie — is insisting his bid for Democratic Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s seat is very real.

Thus far, Rock introduced an official website with campaign gear for his potential Senate run next year; but many still questioned whether the whole thing is a publicity stunt.

The musician has insisted in recent social media posts that his intentions are serious. In a Facebook post, he said his announcement was “not a hoax” and that he did, in fact, plan to challenge Sen. Stabenow for her seat. Michigan is his native state, and he often sings about it in his music.

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“Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. 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 taxpaying, hard-working Americans,” he wrote.

He added, “We the people are sick and tired of [the politicians’] bull****.” He followed that up later with a post that seemed to represent his official campaign platform.

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Despite this post and a history of often commenting on politics, many people don’t know where Rock would fall on certain issues, should he actually run and then win a Senate seat — and become an important Republican vote in Congress.

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Here are Rock’s positions on three key issues of the day: gun control, health care, and taxes. (go to page 2 to continue reading) [lz_pagination]

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