Bob Young Republican Candidate Bob Young Steps Down From US Senate Race By Cheyna Roth • Jan 3, 2018 Courtesy / bobyoungformichigan.com The 2018 US Senate race got a shake up Wednesday, but not because of someone entering the race. Republican Bob Young decided to step down from the race. Listen Listening... / 0:38 Iraq War Vet, Businessman John James Seeks Michigan Senate Seat By Associated Press • Sep 22, 2017 US News & World Report Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate. Kid Rock Hints at Potential US Senate Run in Michigan By Associated Press • Jul 12, 2017 KidRockforSenate.com Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans.