Kid Rock, are you running for office? 'No, I'm just kidding,' says musician

Musician Kid Rock said he had created a fake campaign website and fuelled rumours in order to promote his new album Sweet Southern Sugar.
Musician Kid Rock said he had created a fake campaign website and fuelled rumours in order to promote his new album Sweet Southern Sugar.PHOTO: AFP

CHICAGO (AFP) - Kid Rock on Tuesday ended speculation that he would run for the US Senate, saying he fed the rumours as a publicity stunt.

In an interview on shock radio jock Howard Stern's show, he said he had created a fake campaign website and fuelled rumours in order to promote his new album Sweet Southern Sugar.

The musician added: "I'm not running for Senate. Are you kidding me? Who couldn't figure that out? I'm releasing a new album. I'm going on tour too"

The Michigan-based Rock, who supports US President Donald Trump, had received some encouragement from the Republican Party establishment to challenge an incumbent senator who is a Democrat.

There were even polls conducted to gauge Rock's political standing in the state. The latest showed he trailed the incumbent by eight points.