Kid Rock Will Not Face Charges Over Senate Campaign

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has ruled that Kid Rock did not violate federal campaign rules in last year’s “Kid Rock for US Senate” promotion, and his eventual non-run for Michigan’s Senate seat. FEC voted 3-1 to dismiss a complaint from watchdog group Common Cause against the Michigan rap-rocker. Rock announced earlier this year that he would be running to displace incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and launched a website “Kid Rock for Senate.” He later admitted that he did it for promoting his new album. Common Cause complained that Rock violated candidate registration and financial reporting rules. But Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, contended that the promotion was “an artistic and commercial undertaking” for his upcoming album and tour – and that he was never an actual candidate. FEC said in its decision that, “There is no evidence that Ritchie ever established a committee or campaign account, sought ballot access, hired a campaign staff or political consultants, sought to participate in a candidate debate, opened a campaign office, or solicited contributions for a campaign.” Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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