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“Go fuck yourselves”: Kid Rock denies breaking US election laws

By | Published on Monday 4 September 2017

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Kid Rock has responded to claims that his bid to be elected to the US Senate may already be in violation of federal election laws. The musician says that this is incorrect, because he hasn’t actually officially announced his bid to be elected to the Senate yet. So no laws have been broken. No sir.

Actually, the lack of an official announcement may be the problem. US political watchdog Common Cause recently called upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate whether apparently campaigning to become Michigan’s representative in the Senate without officially registering to do so was a breach of election rules.

The musician has been publicly toying with the idea of vying for a seat in the Senate for a while, and Common Cause has urged Sessions and Rosenstein to investigate whether that public toying constitutes campaigning. If it does, that might violate the law, because it would mean Kid Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, was acting as a Senate candidate without officially registering his candidacy.

As previously reported, Kid Rock launched a website to promote his ‘campaign’ earlier this year, and has been selling merch emblazoned ‘Kid Rock For US Senate’. If he doesn’t intend to stand, then that’s just a bit weird. If he does, it could be breaking the rules.

Anyway, as the media picked up on all of this last week, Kid Rock took to his website to stave off any criticism. “I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign law”, he wrote. “#1 I have still not officially announced my candidacy. #2 See #1 and go fuck yourselves”.

Some of the well-informed and reasoned political debating we may or may not be able to look forward to from Mr Rock there.