Kid Rock announced Wednesday that he was running for Senate and right away, people started saying it was a hoax.
For starters, the Kid Rock for Senate site, redirects to a Warner Bros. Records page, when you click on any merchandise for sale.
In a new blog post, Kid Rock WROTE: ”I've got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! - which simple fact-checking would have revealed...."
The 46-year-old rocker said he would release new music during his campaign, similar to how politicians release books during their own campaigns.
He writes, "I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT”
“It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101! No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business OR politics…..”
Kid Rock's would-be opponent, Democratic Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow sent out a fundraising email Wednesday she said:
”We don't know if this is real or just a publicity stunt. But after Donald Trump's surprising win last year, we need to act fast." Rock added, “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 tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullsh*t!”