The ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow, may have a challenger in entertainer Kid Rock in the upcoming 2018 election. Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has not declared his candidacy, and many still consider the move a mere publicity stunt. However, as Politico points out, a recent poll conducted last month shows Kid Rock trailing Stabenow by eight points, what some call “a good start.” The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC formed during the 2016 election that has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s backing, expressed support Friday for a potential Kid Rock candidacy in 2018. Steven Law, the group’s president, said on C-SPAN: “We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy.” Politico says, if Kid Rock moves forward with a campaign, he would bring a Trump-like element to the race for the Michigan Senate seat. Stabenow also served as the Senate Agriculture Committee chair from 2011 to 2015.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.