Kid Rock violated federal election laws, watchdog says

Kid Rock hasn’t officially announced his run for U.S. Senate, but a nonprofit is already accusing him of violating federal elections laws.

The watchdog Common Cause says Kid Rock violated the Federal Election Campaign Act for acting as candidate without being registered or complying with finance rules.

Kid Rock, whose legal name is Robert James Ritchie, announced earlier this summer that he was exploring a run to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate.

Of course, he’s better known for blending country, rap and rock as part of a pop music career that steered into ultra-conservative politics (he dined with President Trump, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin in April). He was once arrested on an assault charge, too.

The complaint also names Kid Rock’s label, Warner Bros., for allegedly “facilitating and acting as a conduit for contributions to the Kid Rock campaign.”

For his part, Kid Rock implicated “misinformed press and the fake news” and released a statement Friday:

#1 I have still not officially announced my candidacy.

#2 See #1 and go [expletive] yourselves.

Everyone else, Have a great Labor Day (I will be spending mine WORKING in one of the greatest cities in America – Grand Rapids, Michigan!!)

  • Jeff C.
    • jon

      Fake candidate, fake government, heck at this point I’m no longer convinced that the state of Michigan exists.

      Here in real America (the on that isn’t fake) kid Rock is not a kid he doesn’t rock and lawyers and judges decide on what laws are not musicians.

  • Rob

    I’m looking forward to a run at the presidency by Bobby Rock – with Ted Nugent as his running mate.

  • Ralphy

    #2 See #1 and go [expletive] yourselves.

    Kid Rock – always keeping it classy.

  • AmiSchwab

    actually kid rock deserves no comments or attention what-so-ever

  • Gary F

    Just think if he were to win?

  • Gary F
    • Rob

      Kid Rock’s got an arrest record too, so what’s your point?

      • Gary F

        Yup, and just saying, if he wins, the Dems have no one to blame but themselves. The Dem’s couldn’t beat the knucklehead the Republicans ran for President last time.

        • When’s the last time someone declared a political party dead and that turned out to actually be the case?

          There’s no bigger waste of time in the world than trying to predict the outcome of elections far out.