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Hassan fundraising after Kid Rock's Senate talk

Boston Herald
July 16. 2017 2:25AM
Kid Rock inducts rock band Cheap Trick at the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 8, 2016. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo)

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. D-N.H., became the latest Democrat to launch a fundraising pitch off Kid Rock's rumored Michigan Senate run - a sign that Elizabeth Warren's call for cash on Thursday might be working.

Hassan fired off an email to supporters with the subject line: "Introducing Sen. Kid Rock & President Donald Trump" just a day after Warren had made a similar plea.

"Look, Trump won Debbie's state of Michigan, so we can't just laugh this off or make assumptions," reads the email, which raises money for both Hassan and Democratic Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow's campaign.

"If Kid Rock DOES become competitive in this race, he's likely going to have the full support of Donald Trump and his corporate special interest backers behind him."

The Herald reported Friday that Warren was sounding alarm bells over the "Bawitdaba" rap-rocker's announcement that he's running for Senate in Michigan, tying him to Trump's rise in 2016.

Warren's email blast also asked supporters for donations to both her and Stabenow's campaigns. A Warren spokesman Friday declined to reveal how much it had raised so far.

Meanwhile, one of the Warren's likely challengers, Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl, is unleashing his own fundraising ideas, including giving out red hats that read "Make Warren Teach Again" for donors of $50 or more. The items resemble Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats that became iconic during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Diehl, who ran Trump's Bay State campaign, said he's nearly sold out of all 200 hats so far.

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