After announcing his bid for Senate, Kid Rock is insisting his tweet about running for the Senate is no joke.
So far, there are two high-profile Democrats taking the rock singer at his word.
“I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in an email to supporters, according to CNN.
“Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he
rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too,” she said.
“And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour – but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too,” she added.
The email links to a fundraising page for Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Kid Rock’s would-be opponent, and Warren’s reelection campaign.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has also recognized the rock star’s supposed campaign bid as a threat. The New York Democrat sent an email to supports on Thursday with the subject line “ummmm … Kid Rock?!”
“Kid Rock — yes, Kid Rock — tweeted that he’s running for Senate in Michigan,” the email reads.
“He even launched a Senate website operated by a record label. So, I’ll be honest, we don’t know if this is real, a joke, or a bizarre publicity stunt. But I’ll tell you this: I don’t find it funny.”
“In the Trump era, we can’t afford to take this tweet as a joke,” Schumer continued. “At a time when Senate Republicans are desperate to grow their ranks while pushing to rip health care from millions of Americans, we cannot afford to think of this as a publicity stunt.”
Like Warren’s email, Schumer’s contains a link to a fundraising page where donations would be split between him and Stabenow.
Kid Rock, an avid supporter of President Trump, performed at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In April, he visited the White House with fellow rocker and Trump supporter, Ted Nugent.