Kid Rock's Senate run could threaten incumbent

Kid Rock's senate run

MICHIGAN - If we've learned anything from President Trump's road to the White House, we know political outsiders can easily find a place in D.C.

With Kid Rock's announcement on Twitter Wednesday, July 12, political experts said it shouldn't be surprising if we see more and more non-politicians announcing their intent for the upcoming midterms.

"You know people like the underdog," said Todd Harcek, political analyst. "They like the fighter. They like the scrapper and it will resonate certainly in the outskirts of Michigan and suburbia and the more rural areas."

Earlier: Is Kid Rock running for U.S. Senate? Tweets hint at it

Rock, who's legal name is Robert James Ritchie, followed up on his initial tweet that said, "stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future."

Harcek said Rock's small town boy who made it big may energize the same base that voted for President Trump.

"I do think he has the same concerns as a lot of blue collar working men and women do," Harcek said.

Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, is up for reelection in 2018. Her rise to leadership could hurt her in the end, according to Harcek.

"If it feels that you're out of touch with your own voters and you're representing a party more than your own state or your own constituents...it can hurt you back home," he said.

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