The head of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Schumer steps on the gas to move Biden agenda Hoyer says Dec. 15 is drop-dead deadline to hike debt ceiling MORE (R-Ky.), said Friday the organization is “very interested” in musician Kid Rock running for Senate in 2018.
"We'd be actually very interested in his candidacy," Steven Law said in an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” Friday, according to the Washington Examiner.
"The superficial sense of Kid Rock is that he's an entertainer, that he's kind of this wild redneck," Law said. "But 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."
“So if you're watching, Kid, we hope you run."
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has been hinting at running for the Senate as a Republican against incumbent Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Dems seek to preserve climate provisions Democrats wrangle to keep climate priorities in spending bill MORE (D-Mich.).
“Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future - Kid Rock,” he said in a second tweet.
The week of hints led to Ritchie announcing the formation of a voter registration nonprofit while he continues to explore a potential Senate run.
"During this time while exploring my candidacy for U.S. Senate, I am creating a 501(c)(4) - a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration. Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows," Ritchie said.
Ritchie tweeted a conservative poll at the end of July that showed him leading Stabenow in a hypothetical matchup by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent, but a poll released at the beginning of August showed Stabenow leading the rock star 50 percent to 42 percent.