A rockstar is taking the lead in the polls for the Senate race in Michigan, reports The Washington Examiner. Robert Ritchie, aka “Kid Rock” has decided to run for Senate in Michigan and is riding the “Trump Train” all the way to Washington.

According to Zogby Analytics, Kid Rock has support in the Republican Primary more than any other candidate combined. At 29 percent he has taken an enormous lead over his competitors.

However, 56 percent of Michigan Republicans are unsure of who they want to vote for in the 2018 race to face incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.  She currently leads in the poll by ten points.

Pollster Jonathan Zogby said that Kid Rock is looking strong among supporters of President Trump.

“‘When we dig into some indicators with regard to Michigan, our poll of 800 Michigan voters shows that only 39 percent of voters think things are headed in the right direction, while 40 percent think things are off on the wrong track throughout the state,’ said Zogby.”

Trump surprised everyone during the 2016 election when he won the traditionally Democratic state of Michigan.

“‘The other big factor is that since President Trump did the unthinkable and flipped Michigan from blue to red in the 2016 presidential election, someone like Ritchie has the potential to harness that populist rage and resonate with blue collar Democrats and union voters who turned to Trump. Voters also might be attracted to Ritchie’s free spirit and ‘shoot from the hip’ personality,’ he added.”

While Kid Rock has no officially entered the race, he has set up an exploratory committee. Meanwhile, reports on Friday show that Michigan House Rep. Fred Upton is also considering entering the GOP primary as well.

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BY Isabelle Weeks


I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.