Kid Rock Slams Federal Campaign Law Violation Allegations
Kid Rock has responded to allegations that he violated federal campaign finance laws in the exact manner that one might expect Kid Rock to respond.
The Detroit-born rocker and sometime country singer issued a statement after a campaign watchdog group accused him of violating federal election law, telling his accusers to "go f--k yourselves."
The flap comes after a political watchdog group called Common Cause claimed Kid Rock violated election laws by declaring himself as a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan, but failing to register his candidacy or report financial contributions to his campaign. Common Cause has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, and they also asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate whether Kid Rock has violated federal election laws.
"I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign law," Kid Rock says in a press statement, according to the Detroit Free Press. "#1: I have still not officially announced my candidacy. #2: See #1 and go f--k yourselves."
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Kid Rock started hinting at a possible run to represent his home state of Michigan in the Senate in July of 2017, when he launched a website selling merchandise to promote a possible run for the seat currently held by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). He later appeared to partially backtrack by announcing that he would work to register voters.
The rocker took offense at press suggestions that his campaign and website were just a ploy to sell merchandise, writing, "We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so to address this issue, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for U.S. Senate, believe me … it’s game on mthrfkers."
Kid Rock's longtime friend Sheryl Crow recently posted a new song to social media that addressed Kid Rock’s possible Senate run with humor, singing, "At least the guy’s not 90 / In his 32nd term / But a pole in the Lincoln bedroom is bound to make some people squirm."
Nugent says Michigan Republicans were brainstorming about possible candidates to run against Stabenow when "someone in the room then just pulled out of their ass, well what about Kid Rock? That was it! That’s how it started! They went from what about Kid Rock, to Kid Rock’s running for Senate. Meanwhile, Kid Rock howled and laughed the whole time. He never considered running for Senate or public office."
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