The head of a group backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., revealed Friday that they are “very interested” in Kid Rock launching a Senate campaign to take on Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., in 2018.
Steven Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, made the revelation Friday when asked about the rock star, who has teased a potential run on social media over the past month.
“We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” Law said during an interview on C-SPAN Newsmakers Friday afternoon. He pointed to a recent poll showing him trailing Stabenow by eight points. “That’s not a bad place to start at.”
“The superficial sense of Kid Rock is that he’s an entertainer, that he’s kind of this wild redneck,” Law continued. “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.”