Kid Rock has been cleared of election law violations stemming from the rocker hinting at a run for U.S. Senate. Election officials reportedly agreed with Rock that the announcement was just a stunt.
According to Fox News:
Kid Rock said his talk of a U.S. Senate run was just a stunt — and now federal election officials apparently believe him.
The rocker will not face federal campaign violations after the Federal Election Commission determined this week that his potential campaign in Michigan was “an artistic and commercial undertaking” to promote his new album and tour.
The FEC nixed a complaint last week from a watchdog group contending that the rocker violated federal campaign and financial reporting rules, the Detroit Free Press reported. The FEC also cleared Rock’s record label, Warner Bros., of wrongdoing.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, hinted at a run in summer 2017 to unseat incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. He even launched a “Kid Rock for Senate” website.
The Federal Election Commission found that the rocker did not take even the most basic steps to become and candidate and because of that was not in violation of any laws.