Anything can happen in American politics – including Kid Rock running for Senate. The rap-rock musician and former husband to Pamela Anderson is an unabashed supporter of Donald Trump, and he’s voiced his interest in running as a Republican in 2018 for his native state of Michigan. Will he do it? No is the –180 favorite, with Yes priced at +150.
Kid Rock is definitely playing up his interest. He even had “Kid Rock for US Senate” T-shirts on sale during last week’s venue-opening concert at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. However, a poll released Wednesday shows him trailing Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) by 18 points in a potential head-to-head matchup. If Mr. Rock (birth name: Robert Richie) does decide to run, he’s a +450 underdog to unseat the three-term incumbent.
Also pondering a Senate run: Caitlyn Jenner. The former gold-medal Olympic decathlete (as Bruce Jenner), who’s also a staunch Republican, has floated the idea of running in California, where she maintains a residence in Malibu. However, Jenner hasn’t had much to say about a possible campaign in recent weeks, and she’s listed at +240 to make a run for Senate in 2018.