Kid Rock launches voter registration nonprofit while ‘exploring’ Senate bid

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Kid Rock continues to flirt with a Michigan Senate bid, announcing at midnight Thursday that he is still “exploring” a run and in the meantime plans to set up a nonprofit promoting voter registration.

The singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, made the announcement in a tweet.

“When my name was thrown out there for U.S. Senate I decided to launch I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bullshit,” Ritchie wrote on his website Thursday.

{mosads}”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’s announcement continued.

Ritchie, 46, teased earlier this month that he would have a “major announcement in the near future,” while promoting a Senate campaign website. 

In his Thursday announcement, Ritchie also said he would be scheduling a press conference in the next six weeks or so to address a run and to discuss the nonprofit. 

“We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so to address this issue amongst others, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on motherf—ers,” Ritchie’s announcement concluded.


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