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Former New York Gov. Pataki: GOP Needs Kid Rock

Former New York Gov. Pataki: GOP Needs Kid Rock
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By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:52 PM

The Republican Party needs rock musician Kid Rock as a Senate candidate, former New York Gov. George Pataki said.

Pataki made the statement in a Tuesday tweet.

The conservative rock star, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, has hinted at a possible run for Senate in his native Michigan as a Republican against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

The president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC that has the backing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., noted that the PAC would entertain the idea of the rocker as a candidate.

"We'd actually be very interested in his candidacy. I certainly wouldn't count him out," said Steven Law Friday on C-SPAN.

"The superficial sense of Kid Rock is that he's an entertainer, that he's kind of this wild redneck. But the truth of the matter is that he's done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he's a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy and he's a shrewed businessman," Law added.

One possible stumbling block for his campaign was reported Monday. The musician might not be allowed to use "Kid Rock" in his campaign. Roll Call reported that Michigan law states that a candidate cannot use a "nickname that is not a recognized diminutive of the candidate's given name or middle name."

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