If Robert “Kid Rock” Ritchie is going to seriously compete in his potential Michigan Senate run, he’s going to need some help from conservative political action committees. Now, the outspoken rock star has gotten some game-changing news in that direction from a surprising source.
In an interview on C-SPAN Friday, the head of the Senate Leadership Fund super PAC — a committee with connections to House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Politico — said his donors are watching Kid Rock carefully.
“We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” said Steven Law, the super PAC’s president. “I certainly wouldn’t count him out.”
McConnell, of course, is one of the most staid politicians in the Washington establishment. Kid Rock is — well, not staid.
While he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy yet, the fact that he’s taken out the website kidrockforsenate.com and has been making a lot of political pronouncements of late certainly seem to indicate he’s leaning in that direction.
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” Kid Rock states on his website.
And, love or hate his personal style, he certainly seems to be making an impact. According to RealClearPolitics, one poll showed him eight points behind Democrat incumbent Sen. Debbie Stavenow, although other polls have shown him within striking distance or even in the lead.
While it’s quite early and it’s easy to question the accuracy of the polling this far out, Law noted that it’s “not a bad place to start.”
“The truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy and he’s a shrewd businessman,” Law said, noting that the popular view of Kid Rock as a “wild redneck” was a “superficial” one.
“If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run,” he added.
Getting the backing of the Senate Leadership Fund wouldn’t just be about the money for Mr. Rock (although the money certainly doesn’t hurt). It would give the imprimatur of Mitch McConnell and a major mainstream super PAC to a campaign that many in the establishment have been quick to dismiss as a publicity stunt at best and an abhorrence at worst.
Of course, that’s the way Donald Trump’s campaign was treated, too.
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