Kid Rock announces Senate run

Kid Rock is saddling up for a political run.

The Michigan native announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Wednesday after months of speculation.

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this…is real,” he tweeted with a link to KidRockForSenate.com.

“The answer is an absolute YES.”

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The website provides no information, but the country singer is already selling campaign shirts, yard signs, hats and stickers through Warner Bros. Records.

A $ 35 order even comes with a free bumper sticker.

A banner image features the “All Summer Long” singer sitting in a star-spangled arm chair with a stuffed deer in front of a trophy case.

He also teased “a major announcement in the near future.”

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Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has been an outspoken Republican for years, including campaigning for Mitt Romney and performing at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Initially a Ben Carson supporter, he switched affiliations in January 2016 when he told Rolling Stone he was “digging Trump.”

Soon after, he launched a line of pro-Trump merchandise, including a “God, Guns & Trump” T-shirt and a red trucker hat that said “Make America Bada– Again,” that is still available on his website.

The Michigan native, shown here in the Oval Office in April, is already selling merchandise on his campaign website.

The Michigan native, shown here in the Oval Office in April, is already selling merchandise on his campaign website.

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In April, the 46-year-old singer, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, met with Trump in the White House.

“People in this country just hate each other for voicing an opinion, especially in my business. I’m like the f–king lone wolf. Look, I tend to vote Republican, but I don’t like the hardcore views on either side and I’m not in bed with anybody,” he told Rolling Stone in 2013.

“I’d probably be more Libertarian, but I’m a firm believer you have to pick a side. I can’t be playing the middle. If you think differently, that’s fine. I’d love to grab a beer and hear why you think that way.”

His name was first tossed into the ring by Tea Party activist Wes Nakagiri in February.

“Has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image,” Nakagiri told the Detroit Free Press at the Michigan Republican Party state convention.

Rock will be running against Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat running for re-election after taking the seat in 2000.

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