A Republican consultant suggests that singer Kid Rock could win the Senate race in the US
state of Michigan.
“I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in,” Dennis Lennox, a Michigan-based Republican political consultant, was cited by Politico as saying, according to a Sunday report.
The foul-mouthed singer and Trump supporter, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, announced in a tweet last week that he was thinking about running for the Senate in 2018.
He also unveiled his new website, www.kidrockforsenate.com, which links to a T-shirt and other merchandise store hosted by Warner Bros.
“Presuming Kid Rock doesn’t get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in,” Lennox stated, as quoted in the report titled: “Senator Kid Rock. Don’t Laugh.”
Kid Rock’s possible bid is particularly worrisome to some as reality TV star also managed to beat the odds and actually win the presidency in 2016.
“The fact that he’s non-traditional is appealing to a lot of people. Obviously it scares others who want someone more predictable,” said Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan GOP. “But if you’re going to beat an entrenched candidate like Debbie Stabenow in a purple state, you need to do something different.”
Winning the Michigan Senate race is a much less challenging task for Ritchie as he would enter a primary field of three little-known newcomers to partisan politics
“He’s well-liked in Michigan. He’s a hometown darling. He’s got deep connections to Detroit. He’s done a lot throughout the state,” Anuzis added. “Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”
This is while Trump had to compete with 16 rivals for the Republican nomination, most of whom were polished politicians and well-financed campaigners.