Kid Rock’s Possible Senate Run Is No Joke to Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said shes taking musician Kid Rock seriously when he says he might run for the U.S. Senatein Michigan next year, challenging Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow.

There were a lot of people who werent concerned about Donald Trump running for the presidency, Warren said during a meeting at Cape Cod Community College, according to the Boston Herald. I think there were more jokes than people who took it seriously. So, I take it all seriously right now.

Warren also mentioned the musicians potential political career in a recent fundraising email with the subject line Senator Kid Rock (R-MI). Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sent a similar email to supporters, questioning whether Kid Rock will follow through but arguing it would be unwise to write him off.

So, Ill be honest, we dont know if this is real, a joke, or a bizarre publicity stunt. But Ill tell you this: I dont find it funny, Schumer wrote.

Warren said Stabenow, first elected in 2000, is also keeping tabs on the musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie.

When Kid Rock launched a website for his alleged Senate run, he hadnt filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. But he noted on his site that he still had time to do that.

Its not a hoax, its a strategy and marketing 101! he wrote.

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