Kid Rock has apologized for his 2017 Senate campaign stunt, saying he didn’t factor in letting down people who endorsed him, according to a report in USA Today.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) May 28, 2018
The performer, who launched a “Kid Rock for Senate” campaign and merchandise ahead of his new album release, revealed on The Howard Stern Show last October the campaign was just a publicity stunt.
“I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me,” Kid Rock said at the time. “Who couldn’t figure that out! I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour too.”
At a rally in Michigan for Republican Senate hopeful John James, whom Kid Rock has come out in support of, the singer issued an apology to those who thought he was serious, saying, “You know, I was hearing from the White House weekly. There were governors and senators that endorsed me. There were people that wrote me letters from all over…To those people, I apologize.”
“I hope you’ll accept that apology,” Kid Rock said at the rally. “I hope you’ll also trust me when I say I’m 100% here to endorse and do everything I can to make sure John James gets into the U.S. Senate.”