Kid Rock has three words for the media, “Go f— yourselves.”
Following a report that the rap rock singer (born Robert Ritchie) may have violated campaign finance laws while flirting with a possible bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan, the 46-year-old native of Macomb County let the media have it.
“I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign law,” Ritchie wrote on his website on Friday. “#1 I have still not officially announced my candidacy. #2 See #1 and go f–k yourselves.”
Ritchie, who has been a strong advocate for President Donald Trump and even visited him in the White House, has floated the idea of challenging the sitting U.S. Senator from Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D) in an effort to ride the Trump wave following his shocking 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton. Trump won the state by more than 10,000 votes. Macomb County, where Ritchie is from, swung from Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016.
According to the most recent poll in early August, Stabenow leads Ritchie in a head-to-head matchup by eight points (50-42 percent). However, no one should need reminding that Trump was down in the polls just days before his election victory. That’s enough of a reason to give Kid Rock incentive to jump in the race.