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Kid Rock says his bid for U.S. Senate isn't a hoax

Musician also takes aim at media, Sen. Debbie Stabenow

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DETROIT – Kid Rock has been teasing a run for U.S. Senate in Michigan all week - now he's responding to critics saying it's a publicity stunt.

The rocker posted a statement on his website Thursday afternoon, reading:

Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! - which simple fact-checking would have revealed. I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101! No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business OR politics…..and…..

Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I'll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!

“I am the captain now.” #fakenews #kidrockforsenate #kidrock #podunk #greatestshowonearth


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