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"... no, I'm not running for Senate," Kid Rock said. "Are you ... kidding me? Who ... couldn't figure that out?"
The musician, who was born Robert Richie, had been teasing a run in his home state for months, going so far as to buy and promote a supposed campaign domain, kidrockforsenate.com.
At a Grand Rapids, Mich., concert in September, he walked onto the stage to the tune of "Hail to the Chief" and stood in front of a lectern that read "United States of 'Merica."
Turns out that all the while he was promoting — surprise, surprise! — his forthcoming album.
Yep, all that "Kid Rock For Senate" stuff was just to promote new music. Which I have no problem with, by the way. In today's age, artists have to do whatever they can to promote themselves. But Kid Rock has been publicly outspoken about political issues, and he IS from Michigan, so many of us (myself included) believed that a Kid Rock Senatorial campaign wasn't too farfetched.
Kid even said that anyone who believed the Senate story is "a moron." Welp, I guess that makes me a moron, because I believed it.
Good luck on that new album, amigo!