Washington Examiner: Mitch McConnell-backed group ‘very interested’ in Kid Rock for Senate

By Al Weaver

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 when asked about the rock star, who has teased a potential run on social media over the past month. He also told Kid Rock that "we hope you run" for the seat.

"We'd be actually very interested in his candidacy," Law said during an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers." He pointed to a recent poll showing him trailing Stabenow by 8 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."

"He hasn't stayed this long in the business that he's been in by actually living the life that he looks like he lives when he's on stage. So I certainly wouldn't count him out. We'd be pretty interested in his candidacy," Law said before looking into the camera and saying, "So if you're watching, Kid, we hope you run."

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