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

by Zachary Leeman | Updated 20 Jul 2017 at 8:22 AM

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.

"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.

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.

Related: Kid Rock Might Be Running for Senate

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) 

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