In a profanity-laced interview on Tuesday evening, potential US Senate candidate Robert Ritchie, better known as rock star “Kid Rock,” said he is not entering next year’s race against three-term incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D). Most believed his original statements about entering elective politics, and even some polling that showed Ritchie performing well against Sen. Stabenow, were a publicity stunt to further his music career and now we see that such an analysis is likely correct. Currently, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young and businessman John James are in the Republican primary. Veteran US Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) continues to maintain that he is considering the statewide run and early fundraising suggests his musings are serious.
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