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You Won't Believe Who Just Endorsed Kid Rock For Senate

When Kid Rock posted campaign signs on social media, the nation began to wonder if he was really contemplating a political run. A new development is pointing in a certain direction.

Former New York Governor, George Pataki, has expressed his support for Kid Rock, after it was rumored that the singer wanted to run for a Senate seat in his home state of Michigan. While Mr. Pataki has never met Kid Rock, also known as Robert Ritchie, he is confident that the singer is “exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs.” In 2016, Mr. Pataki made headlines when launched a bid for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election. However, he withdrew his bid when he did not rally enough support.

While Mr. Ritchie is yet to officially announce his decision to run for a Senate seat in his home state of Michigan, he has managed to rally an impressive amount of support from a number of members of the Republican party. The Senate Leadership Fund, a political action committee supported by Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has offered their support to the rock and roll singer, with PAC Steven Law mentioning that they’d “be actually very interested in [Mr. Ritchie’s] candidacy.” Mr. Law went on to state “the superficial sense of Kid Rock is that he’s an entertainer, that he’s kind of this wild redneck. 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."

With the current hostile political environment in Washington, Mr. Pataki has urged the Republican party to branch out and recruit non-tradition candidates: "I don't think the Republican Party should limit its candidates to the usual path -- lawyers, businesspeople and doctors," Pataki suggested in an interview Tuesday with syracuse.com. Mr. Pataki also urged the party to consider outsiders from Hollywood to Main Street, highlighting that “Ronald Reagan did it and it worked very well.” The former mayor of Peekskill confessed that he’s “always been in favor of a large tent for Republicans," leading to his avid support of Kid Rock.

After Mr. Pataki, 72, took to Twitter to promote Kid Rock, many believed that he was joking. Mr. Pataki was quick to defend his opinion, stating that he doesn’t think “[Kid Rock] is a joke,” before going on to affirm his position: “I think he has every right to run.” Despite Kid Rock’s complete lack of political experience, Mr. Pataki believes that “…Washington is very removed from the average person,” and that by having senators like Kid Rock, parliament will feel more relatable.

No one has been able to determine whether Kid Rock is, in fact, actually running for U.S. Senate, with contradicting tweets from the man himself confusing fans. Mr. Ritchie added fuel to fire after he posted a number of tweets featuring a sign that read “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate,” accompanied with the caption “a major announcement in the near future.” If Kid Rock is running, he will be faced with a race against Democrat Debbie Stabenow for the Michigan seat.

Source: The Hill
Photo: YouTube, Twitter

Pataki seems to have endorsed Kid Rock.

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