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Kid Rock for Senate is a thing that's happening

In addition to a reality show host in the White House, America could soon have a rocker in the Senate. Kid Rock announced Wednesday that he plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, potentially challenging Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. He has yet to file his paperwork so it's not totally official, but he does have a website up and running:

He also apparently has some T-shirt, hat, and sticker designs selected, as well as some slogans, including, "Pimp of the Nation," "I'll Rock the Party," and "In Rock We Trust."

Kid Rock may have started laying the groundwork for his Senate run back in April, when he visited the White House with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent and posed for a photo in front of Hillary Clinton's portrait:

Kid Rock could be the first of several politically inexperienced celebrities to try to follow in Trump's footsteps in coming elections, with Kanye and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson both floating a run for president in 2020.

Suddenly, Kid Rock's website slogan, "Are you scared?," is making a lot more sense.